Finally LibreOffice  got a PPA which now makes it very easier to install and stay up to date with the latest LibreOffice versions. LibreOffice 3.3 has come up with new exciting features  import and bundled extensions which provide PDF import, a slide-sow presenter console and more services. It also works with SVG files. It is an easy way to format title pages and their numbering in Writer, a more-helpful Navigator Tool for Writer, improved ergonomics in Calc for sheet and cell management and Microsoft Works and Lotus Word Pro document import filters.

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Important notice: to install LibreOffice you must remove OpenOffice . In the same time you can not have the both. For Ubuntu users the LibreOffice PPA currently holds LibreOffice 3.3.0 RC4 for both Ubuntu Lucid and Maverick . LibreOffice is default in Natty  but it is “bit-for-bit identical” to the final LibreOffice version  so basically installing it you willll have the final version of LibreOffice.

You need following command to remove OpenOffice and add the current verion of LibreOffice PPA(3.3 RC2) by  installing it  in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, 10.10 Maverick Meerkat and 11.04 Natty Narwhal:

sudo apt-get remove openoffice*.*
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install libreoffice

Also install following package for better for better compatibility with your desktop environment:

Command for Gnome:

sudo apt-get install libreoffice-gnome

command for KDE:

sudo apt-get install libreoffice-kde

On removing OpenOffice, the spellchecker and the language support package are also removed. You can get these packages back by installing the following package. You can replace “-en” with your language in the above command.

sudo apt-get install language-support-en
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