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Monday, July 31, 2017 at 14:27

LibreOffice 5.4 has been released at Friday 28 July 2017. This is the last release for 5.x family of LibreOffice. You can use tutorial below to install 5.4 on your Ubuntu system, or use the Flatpak way to upgrade. LibreOffice is a great free software replacement for Microsoft Office, with support for both OpenDocument and OOXML document formats. Be happy with the latest 5.4 release!

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- Download (official):


Here, you can install LibreOffice 5.4 on Ubuntu system (32 or 64 bit) side by side with existing LibreOffice. So this installation won't upgrade the existing one.

1) Download the tar.gz of LibreOffice deb package above. You better use torrent for the sake of speed and to help LibreOffice server.

2) Extract the tar.gz package to your system. Make sure your remaining disk space is enough, otherwise extract it on another partition instead.

3) Enter the extracted directory where you see a lot of .deb files.

4) Right-click on empty space > Open in Terminal. This give you the console right on that deb files directory.

5) Type the command sudo dpkg -i *.deb

6) Installation finished. Now you can run LibreOffice 5.4 from Unity Dash.

Flatpak Upgrade

If you installed LibreOffice via Flatpak (see here), you don't need to download the file again. You just need to upgrade it from Flatpak:
$ flatpak update --user org.libreoffice.LibreOffice

About LibreOffice

LibreOffice is a free, modern, complete, and cross-platform office suite software licensed under MPLv2. LibreOffice has 6 modules for each office field: Writer (word processor), Calc (spreadsheet), Impress (presentation), Base (database), Draw (drawing), and Math (equation editor). LibreOffice is available officially gratis for GNU/Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X. LibreOffice is also installed built-in on so many GNU/Linux distros like Ubuntu, Mint, Fedora, Debian, openSUSE, OpenMandriva, and so on. Visit LibreOffice website at