Quick Tip: How to Replace Your OpenOffice With LibreOffice In Ubuntu

After much testing, the final version of LibreOffice is now released for public consumption. For those who are looking to replace your OpenOffice with LibreOffice in Ubuntu, here is how you can do it.

Note: If you are not aware of LibreOffice, read more about it here.

1. Remove all instances of OpenOffice.

Open a terminal and type:

2. Install LibreOffice via PPA

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

To enable PDF import capability:

To enable English spellcheck capability


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Damien Oh started writing tech articles since 2007 and has over 10 years of experience in the tech industry. He is proficient in Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and iOS, and worked as a part time WordPress Developer. He is currently the owner and Editor-in-Chief of Make Tech Easier.


  1. Hi, I am wondering howto update from LO 3.3.x to the latest release LO 3.4.2 in an Linux/Ubuntu environment. Does it go the same like? Thx.

    1. LO3.4.x is not available in the PPA yet. You can download the deb file from http://www.libreoffice.org/download/.

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