Libreoffice 4.0.3 released and PPA installation instructions included

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What is new in version 4.0.3

This is the fourth release from the 4.0 branch of LibreOffice.
It contains many exciting new features, and is suitable for early corporate adopters and private users.

The following notes apply:

This release is bit-for-bit identical to the 4.0.3 Release Candidate 3, 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, as listed here. Specifically, the German Duden Korrektor extension needs a manual fix.

Install Libreoffice 4.0.3 in ubuntu 13.04/12.10/12.04

Open the terminal and run the following comamnds

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/libreoffice-4-0
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install libreoffice libreoffice-l10n-en libreoffice-help-en

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6 Responses

  1. Miroslav Jovanovic says:

    Small correction, 12.04 is still on 4.0.2, not 4.0.3.

  2. Anon says:

    Still get 4.0.2 in precise

  3. John Craick says:

    After adding the ppa & updating the package database, my installation of LibreOffice 4.03 on Xubuntu 12.04 as per

    “sudo apt-get install libreoffice libreoffice-l10n-en libreoffice-help-en”

    failed with message

    “Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    E: Unable to locate package libreoffice-l10n-en
    E: Unable to locate package libreoffice-help-en”

    Have I missed something ?

  4. John Craick says:

    On my system the above installation instructions failed because the l10-en and help-en packages couldn’t be found. For a successful operation I needed to specify l10-en-gb and help-en-gb.

    I believe -us or any other locale code would also have worked.

    Thanks for the article and the instructions but maybe correct them as per this note.

    See also

  5. Anon says:

    ok, the precise updates came through today, happy now 🙂

  6. John Smith says:

    Thanks John just what I was looking for. This worked.

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