LibreOffice gets 3.3.0 stable version release (PPA Installation instructions included)

LibreOffice 3.3.0, announced on Tuesday, is the first milestone release of the open-source productivity suite from The Document Foundation since it split from the Oracle-led OpenOffice consortium in September. The release brings new features as well as popular options found in OpenOffice 3.3, according to the foundation.

Among the new features in LibreOffice 3.3 are the ability to import and work with SVG graphics files, and easier formatting and navigation tools when using Writer, the word-processing component of the package. There are also bundled extensions for importing PDFs, making slide-show presentations and other tasks.

Note:- This PPA is having RC4 from libreoffice release notes This release is bit-for-bit identical to the Release Candidate 4, so you don't need to download or reinstall if you have that version already.

Install Libreoffice 3.3.0 in ubuntu using PPA

Open the terminal run the following commands

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install libreoffice

If you want to integrate in to your desktop enviroment use one of the following

For GNOME users

sudo apt-get install libreoffice-gnome

For KDE Users

sudo apt-get install libreoffice-kde

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16 Responses

  1. peter ehlert says:

    Will this replace openoffice on my computer?

    Can libreoffice be run side by side with openoffice?

  2. ? says:

    i had both libreoffice and openoffice. now i lost openoffice after adding ppa un installing new version of libreoffice.

  3. admin says:

    You can run both side by side

  4. Gabriel says:

    Get rid of openoffice already!! libreoffice last updates are way better!! 😀

  5. peter ehlert says:

    my install appears to have overwritten OpenOffice entirely… but LibreOffice runs smooth and fast.
    no loss (:

  6. Jarod says:

    the PPA isn’t release version

    Get:11 maverick/main libreoffice-gnome amd64 1:3.3.0~rc4-1maverick1 [63.8kB]

  7. ? says:

    fantastik. This “table” version crashes all the time I save word document. Beter stay with openoffice or libre beta

  8. de reditu says:

    It’s Libreoffice rc4

  9. Bas Roufs says:

    In my case, 4 commands seemed to be relevant:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install libreoffice
    sudo apt-get install libreoffice-kde

    Because, I want to integrate Libre Office in my Kubuntu Maverick environment, I decided to carry out the first 2 and than the 4th commands. This was apparently a mistake: as a result, not the whole Libre Office had been installed – it did simply not function yet. That’s why, I have installed the other LibreOffice packages via the Synaptic package manager. As a result, the whole office suite seems to function now.
    One question remains for now: would I have had a functional LibreOffice configuration if I had typed ALL the four commands mentioned above?

    Respectfully yours,

    Bas Roufs.

  10. cmcanulty says:

    I wish you would have said this removes your open office and I lost a spreadsheet I had worked on for weeks

  11. peter ehlert says:

    Bas Roufs:
    In my case… but with GNOME, I did the 4 step process and all is fine, no issues at all.

    cmcanulty: I seriously doubt that your work is lost. Since you are now using a new program the files would probably not show in the History but still be in the same location and with the same file name you were using… do another search, it should be there!

  12. Tom says:

    Hi 🙂
    Thanks for this guide. When i tried it for Ubuntu 10.10 it installed LibreOffice 3.3.1, not the beta rc4 for 3.3.0.

    I have heard that it is usually best to uninstall (not completely remove) OpenOffice. That way your settings for OOo stay on your system and LibreOffice often picks those up for you!

    So, it should be easy to install and uninstall to replace with OpenOffice if you like going backwards. LibreOffice is an upgrade and is developing faster. There have been a few regressions with 3.3.0 as the code was radically edited to remove out-dated comments and stuff. These regressions should disappear especially if people send them as questions or bug-reports.

    Regards from
    Tom 🙂

  13. Tom says:

    Hi 🙂
    I just noticed about missing data. This appears to be obvious FUD and as Peter said it is probably just a case of being missing from the “Recently Opened Documents” list but will still be there on the hard-drive or usb-stick or cloud-one or where-ever. The key to filing is to use “Save As…” occasionally so that you know where things are really being saved.
    Good luck and regards from Tom 🙂

  14. Peterh says:

    I was hoping to do a side by side comparison between LibreOffice and OpenOffice to check for a nasty “bug fix” that’s been made in some OOo packages for Ubuntu, breaking spreadsheets.

  15. Doug says:

    in reply to Bas Roufs, yes, you can do the 3rd line after the 4th and it works. I did the same thing. Confused by the similarity of lines 3 and 4


  16. yamaplos says:

    same error here.

    I suggest to change this line: “If you want to integrate in to your desktop enviroment use one of the following”
    “Finally, to integrate Libreoffice to your desktop enviroment use one of the following”

    IMHO that would make it clear that the 4th line is an additional step and not a replacement for line 3

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