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Install LibreOffice 6.0 In Ubuntu(16.04, 17.04, 17.10)

February 03, 2018 | | TAG: ubuntu | 1 comment:
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install libreoffice6.0 in ubuntu

A good news for all LibreOffice users: A version was released with handy features to work in this year 2018. This latest version was released for Windows, Mac Os, and Linux systems. This a brief post on how to quickly install LibreOffice 6.0(latest) in Ubuntu System(Linux).

If you are using the old versions of LibreOffice(5.4), they still work, stable and supported for all systems. There is no hurry to shift to the new version. If you want to try the latest features of 6.0 then follow the below steps.

What's new in 6.0:
1. LibreOffice Impress got 10 new templates.
2. Spell checking of the text written has been greatly improved.
3. A Forum menu has been added to Writer, you can easily add forums to the documents.
4. New commands have been added to Calc.
5. OpenPGP can now be used to sign documents.

For a full list of features and improvements, check out the official LibreOffice 6.0 release notes.

I recommend you to use only a single version of LibreOffice either 5.4 or 6.0, but not both. Because when you try to launch the software only a single version will be launched. So you need to change the settings every time to shift to another version. So leave your old version or else stick to it.

#1 Uninstall Old Version Of LibreOffice

Below command will remove the old version of LibreOffice completely from your Ubuntu system.

  sudo apt-get remove --purge libreoffice-core && sudo apt-get autoremove

#2. Download The New Version

Download libreoffice 6.0

Before downloading, check your computer architecture whether it is 32bit or 64bit. If it is 32bit, download x86 version or else go for x64 version. To download the package go to the official LibreOffice Official site.

After downloading the package, Extract it.

All the download files will be in the Downloads folder, if not move them to the Downloads folder. Here we will be installing x86 version. The same process also works for x64 version.

Now open Ubuntu Terminal(Ctrl+Alt+T), and run the below command.

  sudo dpkg -i ~/Downloads/LibreOffice*/DEBS/*.deb

If any errors occur, then it might be due to the removal of the old version. Don't worry, all errors to will be fixed automatically after a restart of your system. These errors rarely occur in only some systems.

After the restart, run the above command once again. That should launch the installation of LibreOffice 6.0. Wait until the installation is completed and restart your system once again, because it may sometimes fail to open.

Installed libreoffice 6.0

Sometimes extractions create two library directory folders...if you face this problem then run the below command so that it will be fixed.

  sudo dpkg -i ~/Downloads/LibreOffice*/LibreOffice*/DEBS/*.deb

That's all, your version of LibreOffice is ready to use. Enjoy!

Final Words

I hope that the above process has worked for you. If not, comment the error so that we provide a solution for that. You can also suggest another process to install it in the comment section so the fellow readers could know it. And also, do not forget to share this on social media.


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