LibreOffice 6.2 Finally Available to Install via PPA

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Ubuntu users can finally upgrade the default LibreOffice office suite to version 6.2 (6.2.2) via PPA, though the LibreOffice 6.2 snap package is available to install for many days.

LibreOffice 6.2 was released a months ago. New features include:

  • LibreOffice NotebookBar UI in 3 styles: Tabbed, Groups, and Contextual.
  • Improved icons for HiDPI displays.
  • Context menus of each app has been reworked and tidied up.
  • Better file compatibility with Microsoft Office

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Install Libreoffice 6.2.2 via PPA in Ubuntu:

For Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 18.10, and Ubuntu 19.04, do following steps to install the office suite from Libreoffice Fresh PPA.

1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcuts, or by searching for “terminal” from application launcher. When it opens, run command to add the LibreOffice PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa

Type user password (no asterisk feedback while typing) when it prompts, and read terminal output for PPA description and hit Enter to continue.

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2. Then you’ll see the upgrade available in Software Updater after checking for updates.

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Or run commands in terminal to install LibreOffice:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install libreoffice

For Ubuntu 18.04 and higher, you can skip sudo apt update as it’s done while adding PPA.

Uninstall:

You can restore to stock version of LibreOffice in Ubuntu main archive by running command in terminal:

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:libreoffice/ppa

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