January 30, 2015

LibreOffice 4.4 Released, How To Install/Upgrade In Ubuntu/Linux Mint

libreoffice 4.4 released install in ubunt/linux mint

LibreOffice and open source office suit releasedLibreOffice 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.


libreoffice 4.4 install ubuntu/linux mint


How to Install/Upgrade LibreOffice in Ubuntu/Linux Mint


First of all remove/Uninstall any LibreOffice previous version, If you have. If you install 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 previous version of LibreOffice, open terminal and type the following command -


$ sudo apt-get purge libreoffice*


  • Once uninstallation is finished, visit LibreOffice website and select the 32-bit or 64-bit (check from system setting your OS architecture) package(.tar.gz). 


download libreoffice 4.4 linux mint/ubuntu


  • 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 installation has completed open Dash or start menu (Linux Mint) and find LibreOffice 4.4 to enjoy latest features.

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