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Libreoffice 4 Released Install on Ubuntu

The New libreoffice version 4 released now. The document foundation said in the official announcement “first release that reflects the objectives set by the community at the time of the announcement, in September 2010: a cleaner and leaner code base, an improved set of features, better interoperability, and a more diverse and inclusive ecosystem“.

Libreoffice 4
Libreoffice 4
The Libreoffice 4 brings lot of new important features like Ubuntu Unity AppMenu Support, Firefox Personas, Impress Android Applicaiton, Better handling of DOCX and RTF Documents etc..
The Changes in Libreoffice 4 are :
  • Import Microsoft Pubisher Documents
  • Integrations with a number of document management systems like Alfresco, IBM FileNet P8, Microsoft Sharepoint 2010, Nuxeo, OpenText etc..
  • Different Header and Footer in Writer for First page.
  • Linux: GStreamer 1.0 support, and refactor existing Gstreamer code;
  • A Brand New templates manager
  • Widget Layouts in windows
  • PDF Import, Presenter Console, Python Scripting are in the Core
  • Gstreamer 1.0 support
  • Improved performance for loading and saving documents


Libreoffice 4 now support for Firefox Themes (Personas) . So you can customize the look of Libreoffice with firefox themes.

LibreOffice Impress – Android App


Control Impress presentations from Android Phone. The app is now only supports a limited number of Linux distributions but in the second release which will be coming soon, all platforms should be supported: Windows, Mac OS X and all Linux distributions:

Download LibreOffice Impress Remote Android App from the Google Play Store.

For a complete list of changes in LibreOffice 4.0, see THIS page.

The Stable PPA for Ubuntu is coming Soon. For early look you want to unistall the current Libreoffice and Download the deb files from libreoffice.org and install.

Remove Current Libreoffice

sudo apt-get purge libreoffice*


Then, download the LibreOffice deb archive from its website, extract it, and inside the folder where the deb files are extracted you’ll find a folder called “desktop-integration” with a deb inside – copy this deb into the folder where all the other deb files are located and run the following command from a terminal to install LibreOffice 4.0:
sudo dpkg -i /path/to/libreoffice/DEBS/*.deb


Download LibreOffice 4.0(available for Windows, Mac OS X or Linux (dep and rpm) as well as source files)

There is experimental support for GTK3. In Ubuntu, install it with:

sudo apt-get install libreoffice-gtk3

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