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[How To]: Install LibreOffice 4.0.3 on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail Using PPA

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LibreOffice is free and open-source office suite, it works for many operating systems such as “Linux, MAC OS X, and Microsoft windows”, The stable release of LibreOffice 4.0.3 is currently available to install using PPA on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin. Check the installation instructions and the release notes down below.

LibreOffice 4.0.3 Release Notes

  • This release is bit-for-bit identical to the 4.0.3 Release Candidate 3, so you don’t need to download or reinstall if you have that version already.
  • The distribution for Windows is an international build, so you can choose the user interface language that you prefer. Help content is available via an online service, or alternatively as a separate install.
  • Our Windows binaries are digitally signed by The Document Foundation.
  • For Windows users that have installed, we advise uninstalling that beforehand, because it registers the same file type associations.
  • If you run Linux, the GCJ Java variant has known issues with LibreOffice, we advise to e.g. use OpenJDK instead.
  • LibreOffice 4.x drops a few long-deprecated features, including support for legacy binary StarOffice files, export to legacy Word and Excel (version 6.0/95), and legacy ODMA document management.
  • Some menu entries have changed or added. If you miss something, that may be due to the use of customised menu settings from your previous LibreOffice installation.
  • This version still contains a few annoying bugs, as listed here. Specifically, the German Duden Korrektor extension needs a manual fix.


[How To]: Install LibreOffice 4.0.3 using PPA on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail

Run Terminal, then type,

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

[note]As we mentioned up here this Repository works fine with Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and its derivatives such as Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Linux Mint,…[/note]

Download LibreOffice 4.0.3

If you prefer downloading the DEB or RPM packages and install LibreOffice manually, Here’s the link for the Download Page. Download the suitable packages for you Linux distribution “Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Fedora, OpenSUSE, …etc” and your system architecture. Then follow the installation instructions in this Tutorial Page.


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