This short tutorial explains how to install LibreOffice 6.0 on Ubuntu and Trisquel GNU/Linux. This assumes you want to replace pre-installed older version with this 6.0 version (thus, do not follow this if you don't want it). As the example, this tutorial uses the pre-release 6.0 development version because the final version is not available at this time (21 January 2018), but don't worry the steps should be the same if you use 6.0 final version later (expected 29 January). You can also install LibreOffice 6.0 on a LiveCD session or a virtual machine to test it. Enjoy!
Note: first picture above showing LibreOffice 6.0 RC2 with Notebookbar activated (not default) on Ubuntu 18.04 "Bionic Beaver" with Unity Desktop.
1. Download LibreOffice 6.0
For today (21 January 2018), the final 6.0 is still not available, so download the 6.0 RC 2 development version instead. Once the final version released, download that. The download link is the same:
Info for RC2:
Open your file manager to see the file LibreOffice_22.214.171.124_Linux_x86-64_deb.tar.gz. Right-click the file > Extract here > wait for the file being extracted > extraction finished > you get a folder with same name > you see a folder named "DEBS" inside the extracted folder.
From inside the "DEBS" folder, do this command:
$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb
Run LibreOffice 6.0
Installed LibreOffice 6.0 will be placed under /opt folder on your system. The welcome window is called "libreoffice6.0" and located in /usr/lib/libreoffice6.0. To call modules manually, use command line $ libreoffice6.0 --writer or $ libreoffice6.0 --calc or $ libreoffice6.0 --impress or so. To get help running manually, use command line $ libreoffice --help .
- https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/ReleasePlan/6.0 schedule for LibreOffice 6.0 to be released officially
- https://www.libreoffice.org/download/pre-releases page about development versions and release candidates
- https://www.libreoffice.org/download/release-notes official release notes for all versions of LibreOffice
- https://www.libreoffice.org/community/qa Quality Assurance, a page for you to contribute to LibreOffice by testing 6.0 and next versions
- https://www.libreoffice.org/donate donation page if you want to help LibreOffice financially (Bitcoin and bank transfer are accepted)