Document Foundation, the developers behind LibreOffice released Version 4.0 on 7th February 2013. Ubuntu 12.04 however is still stuck with Version 3.5 and Ubuntu 12.10 with Version 3.6 of LibreOffice. Its always nice to be up-to-date with the latest versions. This is what is covered in this post.
The first step is to install the PPA repository and there are two choices you have.
- To Add 4.0 Repository (this will remain limited to 4.0 and its subversions only like 4.0.x):
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/libreoffice-4-0
- To Add Latest Repository (also offers 4.0.x but later will automatically update to 4.x and above):
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa
Which ever road you take, the next steps are the same. Run the update command and upgrade the distribution (simple upgrade won’t work):
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
And you have the latest LibreOffice 🙂