Install LibreOffice 5.0 on Ubuntu

libreoffice_compYou may be aware that LibreOffice 5.0 RC3 arrived a couple of days back. You can download the full suite from the LibreOffice official downloads page. However, a PPA makes life easier and gives you the option to choose and download only the packages you want.

Latest update:

PPA for LibreOffice 5.0.x is up now. Run the following commands to install on Ubuntu and derivatives:

$ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:libreoffice/libreoffice-5-0
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get upgrade

If you do not have LibreOffice installed already, replace the last command with:

$ sudo apt-get install libreoffice

Update: The PPA now has LibreOffice 5.0 RC5.

We explored several PPAs to install LibreOffice 4.3 and beyond on Ubuntu in an earlier article. The LibreOffice 5.0 series would probably be hosted on new PPAs. The 5.0 RC3 has been staged in the LibreOffice Pre-Releases PPA today. Release Candidates (RC) have minimal difference with final release versions and if you can’t wait to try the latest LibreOffice, install the full suite using the following commands:

$ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:libreoffice/libreoffice-prereleases
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get upgrade

Or cherry-pick the individual packages.

In case you are curious about the new things in LibreOffice 5.0, head here.

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