Thursday, July 20, 2017

How to Install LibreOffice 5.3.4 on Ubuntu 16.04 & Higher

   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 5.3.4 Changelog :
  • RTF import: fix missing upper and lower borders around text
  • sw: Null pointer dereferences
  • fix crash in SfxItemPool
  • fix crash in SfxItemPool
  • fix crash in SfxItemPool
  • check remaining size of dest
  • check multiply and shift
  • Scrolling is way too fast in writer
  • sdext: join TimerScheduler thread before shutdown
  • Export as PDF button also exports hidden sheets
  • handle EmbeddedOdf like CONTENTS on ole activate attempt
  • DOCX import: fix unexpected missing footnote separator
  • xlsb import: protection settings were reversed
  • sifr icon theme - trackchangesbar
  • conditional style conditions not saved
  • keep original selection during DrawViewShell::FuTemporary()
  • fatal exception on testing if ooxml is a odf
  • dimension rows are 32-bit and don't wrap at 64k
  • 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

$ tar -xvf LibreOffice_5.3.4_Linux_x86_deb.tar.gz

$ cd LibreOffice_5.3.4.2_Linux_x86_deb/DEBS/

$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb

64bit OS

$ wget

$ tar -xvf LibreOffice_5.3.4_Linux_x86-64_deb.tar.gz

$ cd LibreOffice_5.3.4.2_Linux_x86-64_deb/DEBS/

$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb

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