I want to download and install LibreOffice 4. How can I do this?
You can use the Libreoffice 4.2 ppa from the libreoffice packaging team, which offers stable backports for Precise (12.04), Saucy (13.10), and Trusty (14.04).
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 4.2 series, while the main libreoffice ppa will provide updates beyond the 4.2 series, although that ppa is largely for testing and development builds.
(The original 4.0 series ppa is here at launchpad, if anyone has any special reason to use that series.)
This method is not recommended!
While using this method will still work fine, and you will end up with the latest version of LibreOffice, LibreOffice 4.2 is now available in the Trusty repositories and the recommended method of installation is using the software center or apt.
If you want to live on the wild side, or you want the absolute latest and greatest version of LibreOffice use this answer.
If you find something out of date, please leave a comment below or go ahead and fix it yourself :)
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 directory and the tarball:
Go add the re-add the applications to your launcher!
Some Kubuntu users will need to run this command to fix how LibreOffice 4 looks in KDE:
If you are running a newer version of Ubuntu you can get various versions of LibreOffice 4 right from the repos:
Install it with:
Or use the software center.
If you want the absolute latest version of LibreOffice follow this answer.
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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