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Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, LibreOffice is the most popular open-source office suite, available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. The latest version available is LibreOffice 4.3, which has been released a while ago, coming with important changes and improvements.
Among others, it got support for OOXML Strict and OOXML graphics improvements have been added, a new feature for embedding OOXML files inside OOXML files is now available, 30 new Excel formulas have been implemented, support for Microsoft Works spreadsheets and databases has been made available, initial HiDPI support has been added, the PDF Import function is now capable of rotating text, support for Collada and .kmz files have been implemented, and support for some Mac (ClarisWorks, ClarisResolve, MacWorks, SuperPaint) file formats has been implemented. For more information, see the changelog.
In this article I will show you how to install LibreOffice 4.3 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Peppermint Five, Deepin 2014, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0 and other Ubuntu 14.04 derivative systems.
Because it is available via PPA, installing LibreOffice 4.3 on Ubuntu 14.04 and derivative systems is easy. All you have to do is remove the already existing versions of LibreOffice and OpenOffice, add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the LibreOffice package. Like this:
$ sudo apt-get remove libreoffice* openoffice*
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/libreoffice-4-3
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install libreoffice