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libreoffice 3.5

LibreOffice 3.5 has finally been released today, bringing multiple improvements.

LibreOffice 3.5 highlights:
  • new faster built-in grammar checker for English and several other languages
  • better header/footer/page break UI handling
  • new multi-line input bar in Calc
  • import filter for Microsot Visio documents
  • enhanced custom shapes import
  • built-in update checker
  • improved font hinting
  • better performances when importing files from other office suites
  • bug fixes
  • more

Better header/footer UI

New faster built-in grammar checker

Install LibreOffice 3.5 in Ubuntu

Only do this if you know what you are doing! It's probably better to wait for the LibreOffice PPA to be updated but if you can't wait, here's how to install the latest LibreOffice 3.5 in Ubuntu.

1. If you want to install LibreOffice 3.5 in Ubuntu, you can download the .deb files available on the LibreOffice download page.

2. Before installing it, remove LibreOffice - without  (the packages available on the LibreOffice download page are called "libreoffice3.5" instead of just "libreoffice"):
sudo apt-get remove libreoffice-core

3. You can now extract the downloaded archive, navigate to its folder using a terminal (to the "DEBS" directory) and run:
sudo dpkg -i *.deb

4. Then navigate to the "desktop-integration" (you'll find it in the "DEBS" directory) folder and run:
sudo dpkg -i *.deb

If you want to revert to the LibreOffice version available in the official Ubuntu repositories, use the commands below:
sudo apt-get remove libreoffice3.5* libobasis*
sudo apt-get install libreoffice-base-core libreoffice-calc libreoffice-common libreoffice-core libreoffice-draw libreoffice-emailmerge libreoffice-gnome libreoffice-gtk libreoffice-help-en-us libreoffice-impress libreoffice-math libreoffice-ogltrans libreoffice-style-human libreoffice-writer

Download LibreOffice 3.5

last 2 images: via libreoffice.org