Ubuntu Install Libreoffice

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LibreOffice installation on Ubuntu

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  1. LibreOffice installation on Ubuntu

If you’re using Ubuntu, please don’t install LibreOffice manually from the .deb files available at libreoffice.org. Otherwise you will not get automatic updates, upgrades when new versions come out, integration with Ubuntu, and is unsupported for Ubuntu bug filing purposes. Using packages from supported Ubuntu repositories ensures you get the best assistance as this is the recommended method to install and use LibreOffice in Ubuntu.

Full installation

Performing a full installation is the recommended way to install LibreOffice in Ubuntu. One would do this by installing the LibreOffice metapackage via a terminal:


Selective installation

While this isn't recommended, one may install a subset of the full installation. An example package set:

  • libreoffice-writer: Word processor
  • libreoffice-calc: Spreadsheet
  • libreoffice-impress: Presentation
  • libreoffice-draw: Drawing
  • libreoffice-base: Database
  • libreoffice-math: Equation editor

Installing other related packages (dictionaries, extensions, clipart, templates, etc.)

Additional language modules, help files and extensions are also available if you search for “libreoffice” in your package manager. Example how to search:

apt-cache search libreoffice-help-en

Here are a few examples:

  • libreoffice-help-*: help files
  • libreoffice-l10n-*: localization files
  • libreoffice-nlpsolver - 'Solver for Nonlinear Programming' extension for LibreOffice

Language localization, spell checking, dictionary, hyphenation, thesaurus, and help

To install proper support for language writing aids you may install the corresponding packages libreoffice-l10n-*, myspell-*, hyphen-*, mythes-*, libreoffice-help-* followed by your language ISO 639-1 code. A complete list of such language codes is available here.

For example, the corresponding French packages are:

  • libreoffice-l10n-fr
  • myspell-fr
  • hyphen-fr
  • mythes-fr
  • libreoffice-help-fr

Please be advised that not all languages have these corresponding packages. For more information on language support in LibreOffice please check here.


Installing a newer version of LibreOffice than available via Ubuntu repositories

If you want to get a later version of LibreOffice then provided by the Ubuntu repositories, and you have tested this appropriately for your environment, you may do so via one of the PPAs provided by the LibreOffice Packaging team. For example, one may add the LibreOffice PPA repository:

sudo apt install python-software-properties

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa

sudo apt update

LibreOffice is now available for installation.

Troubleshooting LibreOffice

If you find any issues when using LibreOffice with Ubuntu, please follow the bug reporting guidelines.

Building LibreOffice

More information on building LibreOffice as a release build or a developer build can be found at BuildingLibreOffice.

Debugging LibreOffice

More information on debugging LibreOffice as a release build or a developer build can be found at DebuggingLibreOffice.

LibreOffice packaging

More information on packaging LibreOffice for Ubuntu is available at LibreOfficePackaging.

LibreOffice (last edited 2019-03-26 17:05:38 by fitojb)

Want to install LibreOffice 6.0 on Ubuntu or Linux Mint? We’re going to show you how.

LibreOffice 6.0 comes with several ‘dramatic improvements’ according to The Document Foundation.

The update has, understandably, gotten a lot of people excited.

So if you’re keen to kick the proverbial on the improved compatibility with Microsoft Office files, export to the epub ebook format, or just play around with the much improved ‘Ribbon’ UI, you can as it’s easy to upgrade to LibreOffice 6.0 on Ubuntu & other Linux distros.

In fact, you already have everything you need to do it. So, in this post, we’ll show you (and everyone else wondering) how to install LibreOffice 6.0 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS or later by way of a safe, trusted PPA.


Keep in mind that this is just one way to install it. You can also install it using installers available to download from the project website, as well as via Snap and Flatpak.

How to Install LibreOffice 6.0 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS +

1. Add the LibreOffice 6.0 PPA

Ubuntu Install Libreoffice 18.04

TheLibreOffice Fresh PPA is maintained by LibreOffice. It provides latest packages of the open source office suite for use on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Ubuntu 17.10 and Ubuntu 18.04 (though the latter shouldn’t need to as LibreOffice 6.0 is included by default).

This PPA will work on Ubuntu, Linux Mint and most other Ubuntu-based distros.

To add the LibreOffice Fresh PPA open a new Terminal window and run this command:

2. Update Your System

Ubuntu install libreoffice writer

Next run this command to update the list of packages available to install on your system:

3. Upgrade or Install LibreOffice 6.0

Finally, run this command to upgrade or install LibreOffice 6.0:

Once this command completes you can head to your application launcher of choice and launch LibreOffice.

To verity your upgrade went successfully just head to the Help > About option. You should see the correct version listed.