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LibreOffice 3.3 Official Release

The day has come. LibreOffice 3.3 has finally hit its official release. And unlike RC3, this version is also available to 10.04 users. The latest version brings some pretty nice enhancements:

  • Import and work with SVG files
  • Easy way to format title pages and their numbering in Writer
  • Improved Navigator Tool for Writer
  • Improved ergonomics in Calc for sheet and cell management
  • Microsoft Works and Lotus Word Pro document import filters.

Click here for a full list of what makes LibreOffice 3.3 great:

Here’s how to Install:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install libreoffice

If you like, you can also download the .DEB package from here:

LibreOffice Ubuntu PPA

The PPA provides packages for Ubuntu 10.04, 10.10 and 11.04 users. While LibreOffice has yet to make a stable release it is currently at release candidate stage.

To add the PPA and install LibreOffice RC2 run the command below in a new Terminal session:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install libreoffice

Run this command so that LibreOffice does not look like it’s running in WINE:

sudo apt-get install libreoffice-gnome

Note: Running These commands WILL remove OpenOffice from your computer.

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