I want to download and install LibreOffice 4. How can I do this?
As of today (4 March 2013) you can simply use the Libreoffice 4.0.x ppa from the libreoffice packaging team, which offers stable backports for Precise (12.04), Quantal (12.10), and Raring (upcoming, 13.04).
Note: if you rely on
Obviously, if you don't already have libreoffice installed, you will also need to run
It should be noted that this ppa will only produce updates for the 4.0.x series, while the main libreoffice ppa will provide updates beyond the 4.0.x series, although that ppa is largely for testing and development builds. However, the builds from the 4.0.x ppa should be stable backports, although it is noted that they have not received a great deal of testing.
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Start by downloading it:
I recommend the torrent for faster download speed and for slow connections.
To install LibreOffice 4 you will need to remove all previous versions. Run:
Note: I'm not 100% sure this will remove all of LibreOffice. If you experience any errors later, please let me know.
Extract the files:
Install the program:
You're done! You can now remove both the
Go add the re-add the applications to your launcher!
Some Kubuntu users will need to run this command to fix how LibreOffice4 looks in KDE:
You can install the beta packaged for Ubuntu from the LibreOffice pre-releases ppa:
Instructions are on this Web Upd8 article: LibreOffice 4.0 Available For Download.
Differs from Seth's answer only in copying the desktop integration
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