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Saturday, 10 May 2014

How To : Install LibreOffice 4.2.4 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint

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LibreOffice 4.2.4, 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 processingspreadsheetsslideshow presentationsdiagrams and drawingsdatabases 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 LinuxMac 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 4.2.4 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint.

Release Notes

  • This release is is bit-identical to 4.2.4 Release Candidate 2 —you don't need to download or reinstall if you have that version already
  • The ReferenceOOoMajorMinor version (used for Version checks when installing Extensions) has been updated to 4.1 to align with changes imported from AOO for LibreOffice 4.2.0.
  • 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 Apache OpenOffice installed, we advise uninstalling that beforehand. The two programs register the same file type associations and will conflict when the Quickstart feature is installed and enabled.
  • 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 customized menu settings from your previous LibreOffice installation.
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Installation

For 32-Bit Systems

$ wget download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/stable/4.2.4/deb/x86/LibreOffice_4.2.4_Linux_x86_deb.tar.gz

$ tar -xzvf LibreOffice_4.2.4_Linux_x86_deb.tar.gz

$ cd LibreOffice_4.2.4.2_Linux_x86_deb/DEBS

$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb

For 64-Bit Systems

$ wget download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/stable/4.2.4/deb/x86_64/LibreOffice_4.2.4_Linux_x86-64_deb.tar.gz

$ tar -xzvf LibreOffice_4.2.4_Linux_x86-64_deb.tar.gz

$ cd LibreOffice_4.2.4.2_Linux_x86-64_deb/DEBS

$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb
Use the Unity Dash to launch LibreOffice.

To remove,

$ sudo apt-get remove libreoffice*

3 comments:

  1. Hello. It appears that the instructions for downloading 64 bit is incorrect. It's still for 32 bit. Should be:

    $ wget download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/stable/4.2.4/deb/x86_64/LibreOffice_4.2.4_Linux_x86-64_deb.tar.gz

    $ tar -xzvf LibreOffice_4.2.4_Linux_x86-64_deb.tar.gz

    $ cd LibreOffice_4.2.4.2_Linux_x86-64_deb/DEBS

    $ sudo dpkg -i *.deb

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    1. Yes yes.
      Corrected now. Thanks Hal !!

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  2. Thanks a lot!

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