Friday, 13 March 2015

How To Install/Upgrade LibreOffice 4.4 In Ubuntu/Linux Mint

LibreOffice and open source office suit released LibreOffice 4.4 that is said to have the most beautiful changes ever. LibreOffice is a must app that has lots of features that makes office work in Linux easier. Let's see the new features and how we can Install/Upgrade in Ubuntu/Linux Mint.

According to the official blog, there has been a vast improvement in the UI, the interoperability with OOXML file formats has been extended.

LibreOffice 4.4 offers several improvements too :

  • Support of OpenGL transitions in Windows, and improved implementation based on the new OpenGL framework
  • Digital signing of PDF files during the export process
  • Installation of free fonts Carlito and Caladea to replace proprietary Microsoft C-Fonts Calibri and Cambria, to get rid of font related issues while opening OOXML files
  • Addition of several new default templates, designed by volunteers
  • Visual editing of Impress master pages, to remove unwanted elements, adding or hiding a level to the outline numbering, and toggling bullets on or off
  • Better Track Changes – with new buttons in the Track Changes toolbar – and AutoCorrect features in Writer
  • Improved import filters for Microsoft Visio, Microsoft Publisher and AbiWord files, and Microsoft Works spreadsheets
  • New import filters for Adobe Pagemaker, MacDraw, MacDraw II and RagTime for Mac
  • Greatly expanded support for media capabilities on each platform.
Install/Upgrade LibreOffice in Ubuntu/Linux Mint

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/libreoffice-4-4
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

How to install from the deb file

If you want to install LibreOffice from the source package, you need to uninstall your previous version of LibreOfffice. The command to uninstall the previous version is

sudo apt-get purge libreoffice*

Once the uninstall process is done, click here to download the new version of LibreOffice. You can download the 32-bit/64-bit package according to your system requirement. After downloading the source package you have to unzip the package using the command

tar xzvf filename.tar.gz

Now get inside your LibreOffice folder cd Downloads/LibreOffice_4.4.0.3_Linux_x86_64_deb/DEBS and enter the following command to start your installation

sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Congratulation, You have installed LibreOffice 4.4. Share your experience with us, Any queries please comment below

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