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How to Install LibreOffice in Ubuntu

The media has been abuzz with OpenOffice being forked into LibreOffice by The Document Foundation in past couple of days. The Document Foundation, has already released a beta version of Libre Office that can be installed on Ubuntu.

UPDATE: Now you can install LibreOffice from PPA. Just follow the instruction here

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 proccess 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 for the info !


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