Feb 8, 2013

Ugrade to Libre Office 4 Version: Have a New Experience of Office Suits

The Document Foundation has announced the Libre Office 4 release. It was released with the new interface of the Libre Office official website.   The homepage is especially made to promote the Libre 4. This version is now available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS. Open Document promise major features development on this new version

Libre developer announced some bugs fixing on this new version. It covers some crucial bugs on the previous version. It provides as well some development in some features and interface GUI. The beta version is offered to be tested a few weeks ago. But now they offer the stable version. You can see our previous review on Libre Office 4 here. We have written as well the tutorial on how to install Libre Office on Fedora in another section.

The picture above shows you how Mozilla Firefox's persona can be implemented on Libre Office 4. You can customize this features by configuring the tools options. The improvement on the quality of displaying images is another features offered on this version. You can see details changelog here

To get this  version, you can download the installer from this source.

How to install or upgrade to Libre Office 4 on Ubuntu and Linux Mint?

To install the newest version, you need to remove the current installed version. To remove it completely, you can run this command on your terminal:
sudo apt-get purge libreoffice-core
After removing the files, you need to go to your folder where the files is stored. Ensure that you are login the right directory on your terminal. By default, I use to store downloaded files --including this one-- in Downloads folder. See this command:
cd ~/Downloads
cd /home/ossdoc/Downloads
to make You easier to search the folder, you can use tab. Press tab after typing one or two character, the system will suggest you the available directory.

You need to extract the files as well. Run this command to do:
tar xvf FILE.NAME.tar.gz
tar xvf LibreOffice_4.0.0.3_Linux_x86_deb.tar.gz
After extracting those files, go to the DEBS directory. In the same way to the previous command to change your active directory, use cd command. See this sample:
cd ~/Downloads/LibreOffice_4.0.0.3_Linux_x86_deb/DEBS/
Finally run this command to execute the installation process:
sudo dpkg -i *.deb

To integrate the installed package with your current desktop system, you need to activate desktop integeration tool using these two commands:

cd /desktop-integration
sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Now you have Libre Office 4 on Your Computer. Enjoy to have new experience on the Office suits.