Just wondering are there any issues with the personas in LO I installed LO as follows:

sudo apt-get purge libreoffice*
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/libreoffice-4-0
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install libreoffice

It seems to install smoothly, but when I try to add a persona, by pasting a link into the field beside Own persona and click OK nothing happens.

Any help here would be greatly appreciated.



  • I don't have LO 4 yet, but I believe you have to first install a persona/theme through Firefox as an add-on theme and that LO then pulls the personas from the Firefox list. Do you have any Firefox themes added?
    – chaskes
    Apr 12, 2013 at 18:49
  • Well, I'm glad someone found the right answer. Welcome to Ask Ubuntu. It's a great resource.
    – chaskes
    Apr 12, 2013 at 20:44

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LibreOffice personas stopped working when Mozilla moved them from getpersonas.com to addons.mozilla.org. LO expects a getpersonas.com url pointing to a persona page, which is impossible because that site no longer exists.

The bug report is here: https://www.libreoffice.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=59608

Update This has been fixed upstream, so you can get working personas again by installing the updated version from https://launchpad.net/~libreoffice/+archive/libreoffice-4-0

  • I don't seem to be having any problem. I still have mine pointing at a getpersonas.com url and it works fine. I Love LibreOffice 4! Wow! May 7, 2013 at 18:05
  • getpersonas URLs never stopped working in LO. The problem is that you can't find them any more because mozilla took down the site.
    – cscarney
    May 7, 2013 at 18:18
  • Yes, personas working again in LO version 4.0.3, good job, nice to see :-) Note that, I had to download version 4.0.3 from the LO website and install manually, as suggested by Seth at: askubuntu.com/questions/252612/how-do-i-install-libreoffice-4 looks like the version on ppa:libreoffice/libreoffice-4-0 is still 4.0.2
    – paulc
    May 13, 2013 at 6:09
  • @paulc the PPA I linked above has version 4.0.3-0ubuntu1 if you're on raring.
    – cscarney
    May 13, 2013 at 13:49
  • ahh I see...I am still on 12.04...
    – paulc
    May 15, 2013 at 6:11

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