Friday, 8 March 2013

Installing Libreoffice 4

Libreoffice 4 has now been released by the Document Foundation, however, hasn't been added to the Ubuntu repositories so this is how to install on Xubuntu 12.04 LTS

1. Delete the current version of LibreOffice from your machine. Open the Terminal Emulator from the Accessories menu and type:

sudo apt-get purge libreoffice*

2. Visit LibreOffice webpage and download the current version for Debian. Pick either the 32 bit or 64 bit depending on your machine.

3. In Thunar file manager enter the Downloads directory and double lick the file in my case LibreOffice_4.0.1_Linux_x86-64_deb.tar.gz

4. Using the Archive Manager extract the files to the downloads directory.

5. In terminal type the location of your extracted files, in my case:

cd Downloads/LibreOffice_4.0.1_Linux_x86-64_deb/DEBS/

6. Now lets install Libreoffice by typing in Terminal:

sudo dpkg -i *.deb

7. Now we need to install the menus

cd desktop-integration

sudo dpkg -i *.deb

8. All you need to do now is delete the extracted directory and the tar.gz file.