How To | Install LibreOffice

With all the talk of OpenOffice being forked by The Document Foundation into LibreOffice the past couple of days, The Document Foundation has released a beta version of LibreOffice that can be installed on Ubuntu.

Please note that LibreOffice is still a beta version and not meant for production purposes.

If you want to remove OpenOffice before installing LibreOffice, you can do so by running following command:

sudo apt-get remove openoffice*.*

Follow the instructions to install LibreOffice on Ubuntu:

  • Download appropriate version from here
  • Extract the file to ~/Desktop
  • Rename the file as libreoffice
  • Enter the following command into terminal and wait for the process to finish.
sudo dpkg -i ~/Desktop/libreoffice/DEBS/*.deb
  • Run the following command to finish the installation:
sudo dpkg -i ~/Desktop/libreoffice/DEBS/desktop-integration/libreoffice3.3-debian-menus_3.3-9526_all.deb

That’s it. You can now access LibreOffice from Applications > Office
Many Thanks to scouser73 from ubuntuforums and Ubuntu Vibes for the info!

If LibreOffice is not for you, you can remove it by running this command in the terminal:

sudo apt-get remove libreoffice-debian-menus libreoffice-ure

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