LibreOffice 7.1 Finally Available to Install via Ubuntu PPA

Last updated: March 2, 2021

The official LibreOffice Fresh PPA finally made the LibreOffice 7.1 packages for Ubuntu 20.04 and Ubuntu 20.10.

LibreOffice, Ubuntu’s default office suite, released version 7.1 almost a month ago. The new release features new Additions Dialog to better integrate extensions, new User Interface select dialog, new widget with styles preview in tabbed Notebookbar.

LibreOffice Math gets full support of HTML colors, and new examples in Element pane. The Writer application features faster find/replace, a new Style Inspector, and better detection of Unicode in documents. LibreOffice Impress gains new animation presets and adds “Pause/Resume” and “Exit” buttons.

How to Install LibreOffice 7.1 via Ubuntu PPA:

For Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 20.10, Linux Mint 20, firstly open terminal and run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa

Type user password (no asterisk feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.

After that, open Software Updater and you’ll see the package updates for office suite after checking for updates.

Just install all the updates and done!

How to Restore:

For any reason, you can restore the office suite to the original pre-installed version, by running command in terminal to purge the PPA:

sudo apt install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:libreoffice/ppa


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4 responses to LibreOffice 7.1 Finally Available to Install via Ubuntu PPA

  1. Hi, I just ran the commands of the website to update my LibreOffice on Ubuntu 20.04, it seemed to work, but when I try to get the updates available in the software manager, nothing appears. Does anybody have an idea about what’s going on? Thanks in advance.

  2. The simple way to upgrade it to use the command line:
    sudo apt update
    sudo apt full-upgrade

  3. Got this result:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa
    Cannot add PPA: ‘ppa:~libreoffice/ubuntu/ppa’.
    ERROR: ‘~libreoffice’ user or team does not exist.