How to Install LibreOffice 5.4.1 via PPA in Ubuntu

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The first maintenance release for LibreOffice 5.4 series was released last night with a huge list of bug fixes.

Here’s how to install it via PPA in Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 17.10, and derivatives.

Berlin, August 31, 2017 – The Document Foundation (TDF) announces LibreOffice 5.4.1, the first minor release of the new LibreOffice 5.4 family, which was announced in early August, and LibreOffice 5.3.6, the sixth release of the mature LibreOffice 5.3 family, which was announced in January 2017.

LibreOffice 5.4.1 represents the bleeding edge in term of features, and as such is targeted at technology enthusiasts and early adopters, while LibreOffice 5.3.6 is targeted at conservative users and enterprise deployments.

LibreOffice 5.4.1 includes approximately 100 bug and regression fixes, along with document compatibility improvements. Technical details about the release can be found in the change logs here: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Releases/5.4.1/RC1 (fixed in RC1) and https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Releases/5.4.1/RC2 (fixed in RC2).

How to Install LibreOffice 5.4.1 in Ubuntu:

Open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for ‘terminal’ from application launcher. When it opens, run following commands one by one to install the latest LibreOffice office suite from its official PPA.

1. Add LibreOffice Fresh PPA via command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa

Input your password (no visual feedback while typing) when it prompts and hit Enter.

LibreOffice Fresh PPA

2. Then launch Software Updater and upgrade LibreOffice after checking for updates:

upgrade-libreoffice-suite

How to Restore:

You can restore to the old stock version of LibreOffice in your Ubuntu by purging the PPA via command:

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:libreoffice/ppa

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ml is a part time stay-at-home dad who've been using Ubuntu Desktop for a few years. He writes in the free time and wishes to share some useful tips with Ubuntu beginners and lovers.

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