LibreOffice 4.4 released How to Install/Upgrade In Ubuntu

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LibreOffice and open source office suite released LibreOffice 4.4 that is said to have the most beautiful changes ever. LibreOffice is a must app that has lots of features that makes office work in Linux easier. Let’s see the new features and how we can Install/Upgrade to LibreOffice 4.4 in Ubuntu Vivid  Vervet, Trusty Tahr, etc. and Linux Mint Rebecca, Qiana, etc.

The new release brings down with OOXML file formats support improvements, source code fixes, a new, designing of PDF  files on exporting and several other changes –
  • Writer: Sidebar enabled by default
  • Writer: Cut, Copy and Paste actions at the top of right-click menu
  • Writer: ‘Paste Special’ now a sub-menu in right-click menu
  • Writer: Infobar to indicate ‘read-only’ mode
  • OpenGL framework improvements
  • Support for connecting to OneDrive directly from LibreOffice
  • ‘Carlito’ and ‘Caladea’ fonts (Windows)
  • New default templates
  • Visual editing of Impress master pages
  • ‘Track Changes’ improvements
  • Improved import filters for a wider range of file formats from other software
  • Expanded support for media capabilities on each platform

To Take a deeper look at the new features, visit the official website.

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How to Install/Upgrade LibreOffice in Ubuntu/Linux Mint

LibreOffice 4.4 is now available to install through ppa, for Ubuntu and its derivatives.
sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:libreoffice/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

To install from the deb file continue with this method –

First of all remove/Uninstall any LibreOffice previous version, If you have. If you install the latest version without uninstalling the previous version, then there will be two versions of LibreOffice in your computer, the previous one and the latest one. To Uninstall the previous version of LibreOffice, open terminal and type the following command –

$ sudo apt-get purge libreoffice*

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  • Once the uninstallation is finished, visit LibreOffice website and select the 32-bit or 64-bit (check from the system setting your OS architecture) package(.tar.gz). 
  • Once you have downloaded package (.tar.gz), extract it and open terminal (ctrl+alt+t) and move to the extracted folder.
$ cd Downloads/LibreOffice_4.4.0.3_Linux_x86_64_deb/DEBS
  • Now install all .deb files by typing command –
$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb

And here you have done! After the installation has completed open Dash or start menu (Linux Mint) and find LibreOffice 4.4 to enjoy the latest features.

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