Libreoffice 3.5 has been released!| Install in Ubuntu10.04 and 11.10, fedora, debian, LinuxMint | PPA

LibreOffice 3.5 has been released, this is a major release that comes with many new features and improvements, in this release for the first time will be enabled the online update checker which informs users when a new version of the suite is available.

What`s  new in LibreOffice3.5?

– a new built-in Grammar checker for English and several other languages
– improved typographical features, for professional looking documents
– an interactive word count window, which updates in real time
– a new header, footer and page break user interface
Impress / Draw
– an improved importer of custom shapes and Smart Art from PPT/PPTX
– a feature for embedding multimedia/colour palettes into ODF documents
– a new display switch for the presenter’s console
– new line ends for improved diagrams
– Microsoft Visio import filter
– support for up to 10,000 sheets
– a new multi-line input area
– new Calc functions conforming to the ODF OpenFormula specifications
– better performances when importing files from other office suites
– multiple selections in autofilter
– unlimited number of rules for conditional formatting
– a new integrated PostgreSQL native driver

1- Install LibreOffice 3.5 in Debian/LinuxMint/Ubuntu

If you want to install in ubuntu/LinuxMint via ppa, but you have a previous release of LibreOffice/Openoffice installed, first remove it using the command:

 sudo apt-get purge openoffice*


sudo apt-get purge libreoffice*
  • Installation via PPA (PPA updated):

Then run these commands to add the repository and to install Libreoffice in Ubuntu11.10 and LinuxMint12:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install libreoffice language-support-en
  • Installation using Debian Package:

To install LibreOffice in Debian/Ubuntu/ LinuxMint using debian package:

Download the debian package from this link and extract it to your home directory (In my case to /home/zinovsky/Download package 64bit)

– Now open terminal and cd the extracted directory (in my case)

cd /home/zinovsky/Downloads/LibO_3.5.0rc3_Linux_x86-64_install-deb_en-US/DEBS/

– Now cd desktop-integration and install debian menu package

sudo dpkg -i *.deb

– Back to the previous directory

cd ..

– Install Libreoffice packages

sudo dpkg -i *.deb

2- Install LibreOffice in Fedora/CentOS/RHEL:

1- First you need to download the rpm package from this page

2- Extract the package to /Download folder using the following command(Change x.x.x- to the current download release LibO_3.5.0rc3_Linux_x86_install-rpm_en-US):

tar xvzf LibO_x.x.x-_Linux_x86_install-rpm_en-US.tar.gz

3- cd the extracted directory

cd /Downloads/LibO_3.5.0rc3_Linux_x86_install-rpm_en-US

4- Now go to the RPMs directory, under root run this command to install the RPM packages:

rpm -ivh *rpm

5- Now you need to install LibreOffice menu entries. To do that cd the sub directory desktop-integration

cd /Downloads/LibO_3.5.0rc3_Linux_x86_install-rpm_en-US/RPMS/desktop-integration

6- And run the following command to install LibreOffice menu entries, there are 3 packages, install the freedesktop one :

rpm -ivh libreoffice3.5-freedesktop-menus-3.5-13.noarch.rpm

And is done