Install LibreOffice 4.x on Ubuntu 12.04 and 12.10

Install LibreOffice 4.x on Ubuntu 12.04 and 12.10

March 28,2013 by MAhmadZ

Install LibreOffice 4.x on Ubuntu 12.04 and 12.10

Document Foundation, the developers behind LibreOffice released Version 4.0 on 7th February 2013. Ubuntu 12.04 however is still stuck with Version 3.5 and Ubuntu 12.10 with Version 3.6 of LibreOffice. Its always nice to be up-to-date with the latest versions. This is what is covered in this post.

The first step is to install the PPA repository and there are two choices you have.

  1. To Add 4.0 Repository (this will remain limited to 4.0 and its subversions only like 4.0.x):

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/libreoffice-4-0
  2. To Add Latest Repository (also offers 4.0.x but later will automatically update to 4.x and above):

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa

Which ever road you take, the next steps are the same. Run the update command and upgrade the distribution (simple upgrade won’t work):

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

And you have the latest LibreOffice 🙂