LibreOffice is a great way to get all your work done, and it’s also completely free and open-source! This suite uses an accepted, almost required file format called ODF or Open Document Format. Many people use this program because not only does it have everything you need for editing documents, but with its simple interface, anyone can easily navigate through features without getting lost in jargon. It has excellent compatibility across platforms, which means there’ll never be any problems when collaborating remotely using Skype on one device while reviewing drafts live on Pastebin.
LibreOffice includes Writer (word processing), Calc (spreadsheets), Impress (presentations), Draw (vector graphics and flowcharts), Base (databases), and Math (formula editing).
In the following tutorial, you will learn how to install LibreOffice current, pre-release, and backports (LibreOffice Still) on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish using the command line terminal the LibreOffice LaunchPAD PPA.
Table of Contents
First, before you continue, run a quick update of your system to make sure all existing packages are up to date.
sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y
Import LibreOffice PPA
The first part of the installation is to import the LibreOffice repository that suits your desired installation version. The recommended option is to install the current release PPA, with the backports and pre-release repositories being optional extras.
ONLY INSTALL THE PPA REQUIRED, DO NOT INSTALL ALL THREE.
Option 1 – Import/Install LibreOffice PPA Current Release (Recommended)
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa -y
Option 2 – Import/Install LibreOffice PPA Pre-Release (Bleeding-Edge)
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/libreoffice-prereleases -y
Option 3 – Import/Install LibreOffice PPA Backports (LibreOffice Still)
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/libreoffice-still -y
Next, run an apt-update.
sudo apt update
Install LibreOffice using the following command.
sudo apt install libreoffice -y
How to Launch LibreOffice
LibreOffice has many applications that can be utilized, and the best option is to see what is installed by the following.
Activities > Show Applications > LibreOffice
Open the application you prefer in the Show Applications screen that you were initially in.
Alternatively, you may want to use it for applications quite frequently. Right-click the icon and click add to favorites, and this will then make the icons appear on the taskbar.
Use the same method to remove them, but you can right-click the icon on the primary taskbar to remove it instead of finding the application icon in the show applications.
How to Remove (Uninstall) LibreOffice
To remove LibreOffice to save on system resources, use the following command.
sudo apt autoremove libreoffice --purge
The command will remove any unused dependencies.
For users that have installed the PPA, remove this afterward for complete removal.
Remove LibreOffice PPA Current Release:
sudo add-apt-repository -r ppa:libreoffice/ppa -y
Remove LibreOffice PPA Pre-Release:
sudo add-apt-repository -r ppa:libreoffice/libreoffice-prereleases -y
Remove LibreOffice PPA Backports (LibreOffice Still):
sudo add-apt-repository -r ppa:libreoffice/libreoffice-still -y
Comments and Conclusion
In the tutorial, you have learned how to install LibreOffice PPA with the current, pre-release, or backports installation options on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish.
LibreOffice is an excellent choice for users looking to migrate away from Microsoft Office. While it may take some time to get used to the look and feel of LibreOffice, the program offers many of the same features as Microsoft Office, and new features are being added all the time. So far, I have been delighted with LibreOffice and would recommend it to anyone looking for an affordable, open-source office suite.