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Monday, 26 May 2014

How To : Install LibreOffice 4.3 Beta in Ubuntu/Linux Mint

LibreOffice 4.3 Beta, the latest 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 4.3 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint. For more information about this build and the release notes, please visit this link.

Installation

For 32-Bit Systems

$ wget download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/testing/4.3.0/deb/x86/LibreOfficeDev_4.3.0.0.beta1_Linux_x86_deb.tar.gz

$ tar -xzvf LibreOfficeDev_4.3.0.0.beta1_Linux_x86_deb.tar.gz

$ cd LibreOfficeDev_4.3.0.0.beta1_Linux_x86_deb/DEBS

$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb

For 64-Bit Systems

$ wget download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/testing/4.3.0/deb/x86_64/LibreOfficeDev_4.3.0.0.beta1_Linux_x86-64_deb.tar.gz

$ tar -xzvf LibreOfficeDev_4.3.0.0.beta1_Linux_x86-64_deb.tar.gz

$ cd LibreOfficeDev_4.3.0.0.beta1_Linux_x86-64_deb/DEBS

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

To remove,

$ sudo apt-get remove libreoffice*

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