LibreOffice 4.2.1, the latest stable build of LibreOffice- an open-source office suite by The Document Foundation, is now available. With LibreOffice, one can work on word processing, spreadsheets, slideshow presentations, diagrams and drawings, databases and even compose mathematics formulae. It is also compatible with most of the major suites which also includes Microsoft Office. LibreOffice is available in more than 100 languages and on various platforms including Linux, Mac OS X and Windows. You would see LibreOffice in most of the popular Linux distros as the default office suite.
This article will guide you to install latest official build of LibreOffice i.e. LibreOffice 4.2.1 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint.
- This release is bit-for-bit identical to the 4.2.1 Release Candidate 1, so you don't need to download or reinstall if you have that version already.
- Mac version doesn't bundle the mediawiki extension
- The distribution for Windows is an international build, so you can choose the user interface language that you prefer. Help content is available via an online service, or alternatively as a separate install.
- Our Windows binaries are digitally signed by The Document Foundation.
- For Windows users that have OpenOffice.org installed, we advise uninstalling that beforehand, because it registers the same file type associations.
- If you run Linux, the GCJ Java variant has known issues with LibreOffice, we advise to e.g. use OpenJDK instead.
- Some menu entries have changed or added. If you miss something, that may be due to the use of customised menu settings from your previous LibreOffice installation.
For Ubuntu 14.04 (via PPA)
$ sudo apt-get purge libreoffice-core $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/libreoffice-prereleases $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install libreoffice
For Other 32-Bit Systems
$ wget download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/stable/4.2.1/deb/x86/LibreOffice_4.2.1_Linux_x86_deb_helppack_en-US.tar.gz $ tar -xzvf LibreOffice_4.2.1_Linux_x86_deb_helppack_en-US.tar.gz $ cd LibreOffice_4.2.1_Linux_x86_deb_helppack_en-US\DEBS $ sudo dpkg -i *.deb
For Other 64-Bit Systems
Use the Unity Dash to launch LibreOffice.
$ wget download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/stable/4.2.1/deb/x86_64/LibreOffice_4.2.1_Linux_x86-64_deb_helppack_en-US.tar.gz $ tar -xzvf LibreOffice_4.2.1_Linux_x86-64_deb_helppack_en-US.tar.gz $ cd LibreOffice_4.2.1_Linux_x86-64_deb_helppack_en-US\DEBS $ sudo dpkg -i *.deb