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[How To]: Install LibreOffice 5.1.1 on Ubuntu-Based Distribution Using PPA

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The document foundation has announced the release of LibreOffice 5.1.1 office suite. It comes with some minor changes and several bug fixes. Check the release notes and installation instructions for Ubuntu-based distribution down below.


The major release LibreOffice 5.1 brought several enhancement and new features to improve your working productivity during your usage for LibreOffice suite, and here’re some of the key features mentioned in the earlier release of LibreOffice Writer 5.1. It introduces “Hide White Spaces” it simply remove the boundaries between pages, to let you focus on your work with the page separation after each page. Also, it came with Mail merge embedding feature, now it embeds the .odb database file with .odt file. So, you won’t confuse the database file with the mail merge document file.

In the major release of LibreOffice, each application came with some useful and noticeable features. check the full release notes of the LibreOffice 5.1 Here.

[How To]: Install LibreOffice 5.1.1 on Ubuntu-based distributions using PPA

The official PPA maintained by LibreOffice team, currently includes the the release candidate of LibreOffice 5.1.1. which is almost/always as same as the final stable release.

Ubuntu 16.04 “Xenial Xerus” users don’t use this repository, the official Ubuntu repository comes with the latest stable release of LibreOffice. For earlier releases of Ubuntu such as Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS “Trusty Tahr”, and Ubuntu 15.10 “Wily Werewolf” and any Ubuntu-based distribution on those mention earlier will work with this repository, such as ElementaryOS and Linux Mint. Follow the following commands down below for installation.

sudo apt-add-repository -y ppa:libreoffice/libreoffice-5-1
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install libreoffice

Download Page of LibreOffice

For other Linux distribution follow the installation instruction Here.

Changelog and recent changes since LibreOffice 5.1.1 RC! Here.

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