Released LibreOffice 5.1.0 with New features & bug fixes

Libreoffice is a powerful opensource office suite. LibreOffice embeds several applications that makes it the most powerful Free & Open Source Office suite on the market like Writer, the word processor, Calc, the spreadsheet application, Impress, the presentation engine, Draw, our drawing and flowchart application, Base, our database and database frontend, and Math for editing mathematics. Libreoffice announced it’s first update of Libreoffice 5.1.0 for Libreoffice 5.x series on February 10, 2016. Its time to update your Libreoffice suite.

LibreOffice 5.0 Features

  • Emoji and in-word replacement support
  • Style previews in the Sidebar
  • Word-compatible text highlighting
  • You can crop the image with the mouse.
  • Better calculation of displayed page number
  • Improvements OOXML, RTF, DOC, Toolbar, Table Management

1) Install Libreoffice via PPA

We can easily install & upgrade Libreoffice on Ubuntu & Mint systems by adding below PPA. Still the Libreoffice 5.1.0 stable PPA notyet ready/build, so i’m going to add prereleases PPA.

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

2) Install Libreoffice From Deb files

Alternatively we can install the latest version of Libreoffice from Deb files which will be available in Libreoffice site itself to Ubuntu, Debian, Mint & directives.

$ wget http://download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/stable/5.1.0/deb/x86_64/LibreOffice_5.1.0_Linux_x86-64_deb.tar.gz
$ tar -zxvf LibreOffice_5.1.0_Linux_x86-64_deb.tar.gz
$ cd LibreOffice_5.0.4_Linux_x86-64_deb/DEBS
$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb

3) Install Libreoffice From rpm files

We can install the latest version of Libreoffice from rpm files which will be available in Libreoffice site itself to RHEL, CentOS, Fedora, openSUSE, Mageia & directive systems.

# wget http://download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/stable/5.1.0/rpm/x86_64/LibreOffice_5.1.0_Linux_x86-64_rpm.tar.gz
# tar -zxvf LibreOffice_5.1.0_Linux_x86-64_rpm.tar.gz
# cd LibreOffice_5.1.0_Linux_x86-64_rpm/RPMS
# [yum|dnf|zypper] install *.rpm

# Install LibreOffice in Mageia #
$ sudo urpmi *.rpm

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Enjoy…)

Prakash Subramanian

Prakash Subramanian is a Linux lover and has 3.5+ years of experience in linux server administration with major Linux distribution such as (RHEL, CentOS, Ubuntu). He is currently working as a Senior L2 Linux Server administrator.