LibreOffice is the free power-packed Open Source personal productivity suite for Windows, Macintosh and Linux, that gives you six feature-rich applications for all your document production and data processing needs: Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw, Math and Base. Support and documentation is free from our large, dedicated community of users, contributors and developers. You, too, can also get involved!
*HOW TO INSTALL*
If you want to start by removing OpenOffice completely, enter the following line in Terminal. Otherwise, skip this step.
sudo apt-get remove openoffice*.*
Next, install the ppa and software.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install libreoffice-gnome
Additional install variations include:
sudo apt-get install libreofficeor
sudo apt-get install libreoffice-kde
If for some odd reason LibreOffice greys out your apps and you can use them anymore, just use this command:
sudo apt-get remove libreoffice*.*
And reinstall using the steps above.
USING THE .DEB ON UBUNTU:
Download LibreOffice and extract it to your Desktop. Rename "LibO_3.3.0rc4_Linux_x86-64_install-deb_en-US" or whatever the name is to "en-US".
Now, remove open office using the following command using the terminal:
sudo apt-get remove --purge openoffice*.*
Installing all these deb files are easy from command line so open the terminal and use the following comamnd:
sudo dpkg -i ~/Desktop/en-US/DEBS/*.deb
Finally you need to install desktop integration deb package using the following command:
sudo dpkg -i ~/Desktop/en-US/DEBS/desktop-integration/libreoffice3.3-debian-menus_3.3-6_all.deb
To install the "Help Pack", simply go into the get the "libobasis3.3-en-us-help_3.3.0-19_amd64.deb" or whatever it may be called out of the downloaded file (tar.gz, .zip, etc..) and move it to the desktop and rename it to "help.deb". This way the name is short and easier to type. Now run this command from the "Terminal":
sudo dpkg -i ~/Desktop/help.deb
That's it! Enjoy 8)
Edited by yanike, 31 January 2011 - 09:49 AM.