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LibreOffice office suite 7.1.2, the second bug-fix release for the 7.1 series, now is available to install in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04, Linux Mint 20, Ubuntu 20.10 via its official PPA.

LibreOffice 7.1.2 comes with 61 bug-fixes. Here are some of them according to the changelog:

  • Paste sometimes deactivated in (context) menu even though text copied to clipboard and CTRL+V functioning.
  • Writer: wrong header/footer during export to DOCX.
  • LibreOffice text blurry on Retina displays on macOS 11.
  • Font rendering display error (skia) and some DejaVu fonts.
  • Cannot open .docx in writer – format openXML.
  • Orca no longer reads many options on the sidebar in Linux.
  • Autocorrect no longer works with Change Tracking enabled.
  • elementary: New Arrow Style for Undo and Redo.
  • Crash when importing docx file.
  • PDF export with buttons won’t work in Adobe Reader.

How to Install LibreOffice 7.1.2 via PPA:

1. Add the PPA.

LibreOffice Fresh PPA has made the packages for all current Ubuntu releases. You can add it to your system by launching terminal and run command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa

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

2. Install LibreOffice 7.1.2.

After adding the PPA, you can either update your system packages including the office suite via command:

sudo apt full-upgrade

or launch Software Updater (Update Manager) and select install the package updates:

Uninstall:

To remove the PPA repository, either go to Software & Updates -> Other Software and remove the relevant line.

or run command in terminal:

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

You can alternatively purge the PPA, which also downgrade LibreOffice to the pre-installed version:

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

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

LibreOffice

LibreOffice office suite 7.0 was released a few days ago. For those sticking to the PPA .deb packages, you can now install it in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04, Linux Mint 19.x, and 20.

LibreOffice 7.0 release highlights:

  • ODF 1.3 document support
  • Skia graphics engine + Vulkan support.
  • Better Microsoft Office DOCX / XLSX / PPTX support.
  • remove Adobe Flash export support
  • HiDPI, import/export, and other improvements.

How to Install LibreOffice 7.0 via PPA:

1. Add the PPA.

LibreOffice 7.0.x specific PPA has been created hours ago contains the latest deb packages. You can add it to your system by launching terminal and run command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/libreoffice-7-0

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

You may alternatively add the LibreOffice Fresh PPA and wait it to be updated via command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa

2. Install LibreOffice 7.0.

Software Updater utility will keep back the new PPA packages. So you have to run command in terminal to install / upgrade to LibreOffice 7.0:

sudo apt full-upgrade

Uninstall:

To remove the PPA repository, either go to Software & Updates -> Other Software or run command:

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:libreoffice/libreoffice-7-0

For any reason you want to revert back to the Ubuntu stock LibreOffice version, instead of removing the PPA, run command to purge it which also downgrade all installed packages:

sudo apt install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:libreoffice/libreoffice-7-0

LibreOffice

LibreOffice, Ubuntu pre-installed office suite, released version 6.4 today as the latest “fresh” version.

LibreOffice 6.4.0 so far is recommended for technology enthusiasts, which contains new features and program enhancements.

LibreOffice 6.4 release highlights include:

  • Option to mark comments as resolved in Writer
  • Possible to comment on Writer images and charts
  • btLr text direction in Writer.
  • Allow-overlap shape property in Writer
  • Export Calc files to PDF with all pages on a sheet as one page in the PDF.
  • Add ‘Remove Hyperlink’ to context menu in Impress
  • Add ‘Consolidate Text’ which combines multiple selected textboxes into one
  • Access2Base callable from Python
  • Doc, DocX, PPT, PPTX, Excel 2003 XML import/export improvements.
  • Draw MIME type icon overlay on thumbnails at the start center
  • Add new ‘Table’ sidebar panel to Writer

How to Install the Latest LibreOffice in Ubuntu:

Open terminal either by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard or by searching for ‘terminal’ from application menu. When it opens, run following commands one by one.

1.) Add LibreOffice Fresh PPA. It contains v6.3.4 at the moment, and v6.4 packages will be available in a few days.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa

For enterprises, the mature “still” version (v6.3 so far) of LibreOffice is recommended. See HERE.

2.) Once the official PPA updated with the new packages, you’re able to upgrade the office suite through the Software Updater utility:

Uninstall:

You can either remove the LibreOffice PPA via Software & Updates utility under Other Software tab,

or purge the PPA which also downgrade LibreOffice to the default pre-installed version via command:

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

LibreOffice

Ubuntu’s default office suite LibreOffice released version 6.3.1 a few days ago. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.04, and their derivatives.

LibreOffice 6.3 “Fresh” is a major new release that features:

  • Writer and Calc performance improvements.
  • The Tabbed Compact NotebookBar UI now available for Writer, Calc, Impress and Draw
  • Export as PDF improved with the support for the standard PDF/A-2 document format,
  • Export support for DOTX and XLTX, import of charts from DOCX, import/export of SmartArt from PPTX files

And LibreOffice 6.3.1 is the first minor release of the LibreOffice 6.3 family, that brings a large list of bug-fixes and a key security improvement.

How to Install LibreOffice 6.3.1 in Ubuntu:

LibreOffice 6.3 “fresh” is targeted at technology enthusiasts and power users. For production environments and users who prefer robustness, use LibreOffice 6.2.x PPA instead.

1. Open terminal either from application menu or by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keboard. When it opens, run command to add the LibreOffice Fresh PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa

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

2. Then launch Software Updater (Update Manager) and install updates for new LibreOffice packages:

or simply run commands in terminal after adding the PPA:

sudo apt update && sudo apt install libreoffice

Uninstall:

To remove the LibreOffice PPA only, run command in terminal:

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

To remove the PPA as well as downgrade LibreOffice to the pre-installed version:

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