Sunday, March 27, 2011

Ubuntu install: Replace OpenOffice with Libre Office in Ubuntu 10.10

1. Remove all instances of OpenOffice.
Open a terminal and type:

sudo apt-get autoremove openoffice.org-*

2. Install LibreOffice via PPA

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

Note: The version listed in the PPA is still RC4, but it is exactly the same as the final version.

- Those who are using Gnome can install the Gnome package for better backend integration

sudo apt-get install libreoffice-gnome

- To enable PDF import capability:

sudo apt-get install libreoffice-pdfimport

- To enable English spellcheck capability

sudo apt-get install language-support-en

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