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LibreOffice is a powerful and free office suite with a great interface and feature-rich tools help you unleash your creativity and enhance your productivity.
LibreOffice includes several applications that make it the most versatile Free and Open Source office suite on the market: Writer (word processing), Calc (spreadsheets), Impress (presentations), Draw (vector graphics and flowcharts), Base (databases), and Math (formula editing).
Here at LinuxAPT, we regularly help our Customers to perform Linux related Installations as part of our Server Management Services.
In this context, we shall look into how to Install latest LibreOffice on Ubuntu.

More about LibreOffice ?

LibreOffice is a free and open-source alternative for Microsoft Office which is designed to work on the Linux and Windows operating systems.
Normally, the LibreOffice utility comes pre-installed with the Linux operating system, however, at times, you might want to enjoy its latest features which can only be made possible if you install its latest version on your system.
Therefore, today we will try to explore all the methods of installing the latest version of LibreOffice on Ubuntu 20.04.

Different methods of Installing Latest LibreOffice on Ubuntu 20.04

To install the latest version of LibreOffice on Ubuntu 20.04, you can follow any of the three methods listed below:

1. Using Snap Packages

To install the latest LibreOffice on Ubuntu 20.04 by using the Snap packages, you will have to follow the steps shown below:
i. Launch the terminal either by pressing Ctrl+ T or searching for it in the Activities menu.
ii. After launching the terminal, you should update your system so that you can easily carry on with the installation of LibreOffice. The system can be updated by running the following command in your terminal:

sudo apt update

After executing the "update" command, your system will be updated.
iii. Once the update has been done, you have to execute the following command in your terminal to install the latest version of LibreOffice on Ubuntu 20.04:

sudo snap install libreoffice

The installation will take some time to complete after which you will be able to see the version of the installed LibreOffice on your terminal.

2. Using Flatpak Utility

Flatpak is also a very well-known utility provided by the Linux operating system for installing and managing packages. For using this utility to install the latest version of LibreOffice on Ubuntu 20.04, you will have to follow the steps shown below:
i. You first need to install Flatpak package manager to your Ubuntu 20.04 system by running the following command in your terminal:

sudo apt install Flatpak

ii. After installing Flatpak on your system, execute the following command in your terminal:

flatpak install flathub org.libreoffice.LibreOffice

This command will take some time to execute after which you will have the latest version of LibreOffice installed on your Ubuntu 20.04 system.

3. Using Personal Package Archive (PPA)

This is yet another method of having the latest version of LibreOffice installed on your Ubuntu 20.04 system.
You need to perform the steps described below:
i. Adding the PPA Repository
To add the PPA repository to your Ubuntu 20.04 system, you have to execute the following command in your terminal:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:libreoffice/libreoffice-7-0

After running this command, you need to press the Enter key during its execution as well when you are prompted to.
Then the PPA repository will be successfully added to your Ubuntu 20.04 system.

ii. Installing LibreOffice
After adding the PPA repository, you have to install the latest version of LibreOffice on Ubuntu 20.04 by running the following command in your terminal:

sudo apt install libreoffice

During the processing of this command, you have to type in "Y" in your terminal and then press the Enter key so that your installation can be carried out smoothly.

How to verify the Installation of LibreOffice ?

To verify if LibreOffice has been installed on your system or not, you can run the following command in your terminal:

whereis libreoffice

Running this command will show you the path to the binary file, the source file, and the man pages of LibreOffice.

Alternatively, you can even search for LibreOffice in your Activities menu and you will be able to see all the utilities that are a part of this suite as your search results.

How to remove LibreOffice from Ubuntu 20.04 ?

If at any time, you feel the need for removing LibreOffice from Ubuntu 20.04, you can run the following command in your terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:libreoffice/libreoffice-7-0

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