How to install LibreOffice 4.1 on Ubuntu 13.04

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What is new in LibreOffice 4.1

This is the first release from the 4.1 branch of LibreOffice.

LibreOffice 4.1.0 contains many exciting new features, and is suitable for early adopters and private power users — for conservative requirements, we refer you to LibreOffice 4.0.4 from the previous series.

The following notes apply:

This release is bit-for-bit identical to the 4.1.0 Release Candidate 4, so you don't need to download or reinstall if you have that version already.
The distribution for Windows is an international build, so you can choose the user interface language that you prefer. Help content is available via an online service, or alternatively as a separate install.
Our Windows binaries are digitally signed by The Document Foundation.
For Windows users that have installed, we advise uninstalling that beforehand, because it registers the same file type associations.
If you run Linux, the GCJ Java variant has known issues with LibreOffice, we advise to e.g. use OpenJDK instead.
LibreOffice 4.x drops a few long-deprecated features, including support for legacy binary StarOffice files, export to legacy Word and Excel (version 6.0/95), and legacy ODMA document management.
Some menu entries have changed or added. If you miss something, that may be due to the use of customised menu settings from your previous LibreOffice installation.
This version still contains a few annoying bugs. Specifically, for Debian/Ubuntu users, make sure that you completely uninstall your distribution version of LibreOffice prior to the 4.1.0 install.

Install LibreOffice 4.1 on Ubuntu 13.04

Open the terminal and run the following commands

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get -y dist-upgrade

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3 Responses

  1. ttoine says:

    Works for Ubuntu 12.04 too!

  2. Deej1976 says:

    Might want to make the ppa “ppa:libreoffice/libreoffice-4-1”

    This ppa will:
    – not contain alpha and beta releases like 4.1.0~beta2
    – not contain updates to the next major (4.2.x)
    – contain minor release updates and their release candidates — these can be
    considered stable

  3. daljit says:

    this is giving following error

    root@bt:~# sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa
    Error reading

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