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To install Libreoffice 4.0 Alpha on ubuntu 12.10 / 12.04

You can install libre-office 4.0 alpha from per-release ppa.

It will not cleanly install yet without removing your old version of LibreOffice first.

So Steps followed are:

sudo apt-get purge libreoffice-core
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/libreoffice-prereleases
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install libreoffice


remove Libreoffice from system using software center or synaptics. then add following PPA in source Or repository list

ppa:libreoffice/libreoffice-prereleases. then Update package list & install libreoffice 4.0 alpha.

For Ubuntu 12.10

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/libreoffice/libreoffice-prereleases/ubuntu quantal main 
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/libreoffice/libreoffice-prereleases/ubuntu quantal main

For Ubuntu 12.04

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/libreoffice/libreoffice-prereleases/ubuntu precise main 
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/libreoffice/libreoffice-prereleases/ubuntu precise main

It has lots of new features and new bugs & bug fixes. So test & report new Bugs.

Note : Libreoffice 4.0 Beta2 is available for Ubuntu 13.04 in the same repository.

For Ubuntu 13.04

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/libreoffice/libreoffice-prereleases/ubuntu raring main deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/libreoffice/libreoffice-prereleases/ubuntu raring main You can download libreoffice Impress remote for Android from play store https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.libreoffice.impressremote How to use the LibreOffice Android Remote in 4.0 https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Development/Impress/RemoteHowTo


Manually Install Libreoffice 4.0 (Final)

  1. Download archive from http://www.libreoffice.org/download : http://download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/stable/4.0.0/deb/x86/LibreOffice_4.0.0_Linux_x86_deb.tar.gz
  2. Unpack the downloaded archiveScreenshot from 2013-02-11 11:14:12Screenshot from 2013-02-11 11:16:00
  3. Open a terminal window
  4. change directory to “DEBS” [eg: cd  /…../ DEBS]Screenshot from 2013-02-11 11:29:02
  5. execute the command : sudo dpkg -i *.debScreenshot from 2013-02-11 11:29:56
  6. Change directory to subdirectory called “desktop-integration” in terminal [ eg: cd desktop-integration]
  7. execute the command : sudo dpkg -i *.deb
  8. You can access all the LibreOffice applications in your desktop’s Applications/Office menu.

You need to uninstall any other version for desktop integration package install installation, unless you get error following error.
libreoffice-debian-menus conflict with libreoffice-bundled libreoffice-core provides libreoffice-bundled and is present and installed.

Screenshot from 2013-02-11 11:30:48
  1. January 27, 2013 at 6:40 PM

    Thanks a lot
    I install it right now, I used Sabily 11.04 (Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal)

    • January 28, 2013 at 9:38 AM

      libreoffice beta2 available in the same ppa. But it is install in Ubuntu 13.04 development version only[raring]

      • January 29, 2013 at 6:49 PM

        Ok. thanks for your quick reply

  2. animaletdesequia
    February 7, 2013 at 1:13 AM

    Trying it now, thanks!

  3. adel
    February 9, 2013 at 3:20 AM

    thanks alot!

  4. February 13, 2013 at 12:28 AM

    Can anyone get Bibus to work with LibreOffice 4?

  5. Mike
    February 13, 2013 at 2:47 AM

    how can i change subdirectory called ” desktop-integration ”

    • February 13, 2013 at 10:37 AM

      Change to directory using comand : ” cd desktop-integration ” in the terminal

  6. Kay
    February 13, 2013 at 6:21 PM

    Installation seems to work, at least I can call Libreoffice from the application menu. What does not work is calling the individual programs (with filenames as arguments) from the command line. I used to do something like ‘localc sample.xls’, but ‘localc’ no longer exists. Is there a way of re-defining localc, lowriter, etc?

    • February 13, 2013 at 6:33 PM

      Actually in manual, installation path of binary is in /opt/libreoffice4.0/program. So export path using command ” export “

    • February 13, 2013 at 6:49 PM

      Using command
      export PATH=$PATH:/opt/libreoffice4.0/program/
      checking by command
      echo $PATH

      Note: binary names as scal than localc.

  7. Avarus
    February 15, 2013 at 9:39 AM

    I followed the instructions but it’s still LibreOffice 3.6. I use Elementary OS, but I don’t see why that would matter.

    • February 15, 2013 at 10:10 AM

      For elementary os, Ubuntu version used is precise. ppa:libreoffice/libreoffice-prereleases doesnot have libreoffice 4.0 packages for ubuntu precise. So you need to install manually as given in the post.

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