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Quantal has 3.6. I feel that the new version is heavier - at least for my specs. (Beside having this problem).

How could I install an older version of LibreOffice?

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I haven't done this, but you should be able to

  1. Uninstall the current version using Ubuntu Software center or sudo apt-get remove libreoffice-core

  2. Then go to either:

    • this page for the latest stable versions of the two current branches;
    • this list of older LibreOffice versions;
    • or this page for even older versions of OpenOffice;
    • and download the .deb package for your environment.
  3. Then install using sudo dpkg -i packagename.deb


Source for the full list of older LibreOffice versions is this ask.libreoffice answer.

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It worths noting that from example from this URL downloadarchive.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/old/3.3.4.1/… the main installation package will have a name like this one LibO_3.3.4_Linux_x86-64_install-deb_en-US.tar.gz (It is hard to miss that file between so much files present) –  Jaime Hablutzel Feb 11 at 22:40

Old (and magically also most new) versions at:

Be careful to download from /deb folder.

After download:

  1. extract archive.
  2. go in the /DEBS folder.
  3. "open in terminal" or alt+ctrl+t
  4. cd ~/home/monos/Downloads/LibreOffice_4.1.4.2_Linux_x86-64_deb
  5. sudo dpkg -i *.deb

well done! libreoffice is installed!

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