Tuesday, February 7, 2017

How to Install LibreOffice 5.3.0 on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10 via PPA

The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 5.3, one of the most feature-rich releases in the history of the application. The office suite is immediately available for Windows, macOS, and Linux, and for the first time also for the private cloud.

LibreOffice 5.3 represents a significant step forward in the evolution of the software: it offers an introduction to new features such as online with collaborative editing, which increase the competitive positioning of the application, and at the same time provides incremental improvements, to make the program more reliable, interoperable and user-friendly.

LibreOffice 5.3.0 Changelog :
  • adapt odk/examples to incompatibly changed (unpublished) API
  • document is not focused when opening a second window
  • dispose of window if DX device creation failed
  • add Breeze palette
  • ScConditionalFormat ranges needed to start listening
  • preserve isolated notes data in clipboard when closing document
  • disable related buttons when there is no menu to edit
  • set date or time return type for DATEVALUE TIMEVALUE
  • BASIC sets Delimiter prop to integer value
  • pass matching index key to conditional format dialog
  • update German dictionaries
  • remove from entries before dispose
  • crash when changing conditional formatting condition
See announcement for full details

Installation instructions:

    Open terminal and insert command line...

$ sudo apt-get remove --purge libreoffice*

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa

$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get install libreoffice

Install via package if PPA is not up to date

32bit OS

$ wget http://download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/stable/5.3.0/deb/x86/LibreOffice_5.3.0_Linux_x86_deb.tar.gz

$ tar -xvf LibreOffice_5.3.0_Linux_x86_deb.tar.gz

$ cd LibreOffice_5.3.0.3_Linux_x86_deb/DEBS/

$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb

64bit OS

$ wget http://download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/stable/5.3.0/deb/x86/LibreOffice_5.3.0_Linux_x86_deb.tar.gz

$ tar -xvf LibreOffice_5.3.0_Linux_x86-64_deb.tar.gz

$ cd LibreOffice_5.3.0.3_

$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb

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