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How To Install Libreoffice 5.2.4 RC2 On Ubuntu 16.04 & Ubuntu 16.10

How to install Libreoffice 5.2.4 RC2 on Ubuntu 16.04 and Ubuntu 16.10. LibreOffice 5.2.4 bugfix release brings various new features, fixes and enhancements. LibreOffice 5.2.4 is a stable version.

The LibreOffice 5.2.4 RC2 release brings the following changes and features:

1. Core/General

  • Google Drive’s Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) now supported.
  • New user interface for Template Manager.
  • Print to File now available within the list of printers in Print dialog.
  • Native gtk3 menubar and gtk3 tooltips, popovers and context menus in LibreOffice.
  • Added support for signature descriptions and signing with the same certificate multiple times.
  • Revamped find and replace dialog box.
  • Improve performance of VCL event dispatch.
  • The official TDF builds for Windows and Linux contain a crash reporter with a server based crash analysis.
  • Updates in help pages. A huge number of Help pages have been added or updated for new and changed features.

2. Writer

  • Single Toolbar Mode
  • Selection Filter in Cross Reference Tab
  • Redesigned Bookmark dialog window

3. Calc

  • New spreadsheet functions
  • Changed spreadsheet functions
  • Support wildcards to be compatible with XLS/XLSX and with ODF 1.2
  • Using named expressions and ranges with sheet-local scope on other sheets
  • Copying named expressions and ranges while copying sheets

Install LibreOffice 5.2.4

Before you begin to install LibreOffice 5.2.4 RC2, you will have to remove the pre-installed version of LibreOffice. To uninstall and remove the already installed LibreOffice and fresh install the latest one, run:

$ sudo apt-get remove --purge libreoffice*
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install libreoffice

If the above command doesn’t install the latest version, you can run the following commands:

On 32 bit Linux Ubuntu

$ sudo apt-get update
$ wget http://download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/stable/5.2.4/deb/x86/LibreOffice_5.2.4_Linux_x86_deb.tar.gz
$ tar -xvf LibreOffice_5.2.4_Linux_x86_deb.tar.gz
$ cd LibreOffice_5.2.4_Linux_x86_deb/DEBS/
$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb

On 64 bit Linux Ubuntu

$ sudo apt-get update
$ wget http://download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/stable/5.2.4/deb/x86_64/LibreOffice_5.2.4_Linux_x86-64_deb.tar.gz
$ tar -xvf LibreOffice_5.2.4_Linux_x86-64_deb.tar.gz
$ cd LibreOffice_5.2.4_Linux_x86-64_deb/DEBS/
$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Once installed, open LibreOffice from Ubuntu Dash or Terminal.

For more info, visit https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/ReleaseNotes/5.2

How To Install Libreoffice 5.2.4 RC2 On Ubuntu 16.04 & Ubuntu 16.10 originally posted on Source Digit – Latest Technology, Gadgets & Gizmos.

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