The default LibreOffice office suite reached the new major 6.1 released a few days ago. Here’s how you can install it in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Linux Mint 18/19, and derivatives.
According to Libreoffice 6.1 release note, the new release brings new icon themes and app icons, better KDE integration, reworked image handling, improvements to Excel 2003 XML import, continued GTK3/GNOME improvements, and more.
- How to Install LibreOffice 6.1 via Snap in Ubuntu.
- How to Install LibreOffice 6.1 via official PPA in Ubuntu.(Recommended)
How to Install LibreOffice 6.1 via Snap in Ubuntu:
While LibreOffice PPA is not ready for the new release at the moment, you can install the snap package in Ubuntu 18.04 and/or Ubuntu 16.04 easily via following steps.
Snap is containerised software package, designed to work securely within most Linux desktop. It bundles all its dependencies and auto-updates itself.
To install LibreOffice 6.1 snap, simply open Ubuntu Software, search for and install the first ‘libreoffice’ package from Snappy store.
Or open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run single command to install it:
snap install libreoffice
How to Install LibreOffice 6.1 via PPA in Ubuntu:
All current Ubuntu releases can easily upgrade the current LibreOffice packages to the latest via LibreOffice Fresh PPA (check the link to see if the new release is published).
1. Open terminal by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard, and then run command to add the PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa
Type your password (no asterisks feedback due to security reason) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.
2. Then you can upgrade LibreOffice through Software Updater (Update Manager) once the new release is made into PPA.
or run commands one by one to install the latest release from PPA:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install libreoffice
You can purge the PPA and downgrade LibreOffice to Ubuntu pre-installed version via command:
sudo apt-get install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:libreoffice/ppa
To simply remove LibreOffice PPA, open Software & Updater and navigate to Other Software tab.