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Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at 18:48

LibreOffice 7.5 released Thursday 2 February 2023. This free libre and open source office suite is now available for all computer users especially those who use GNU/Linux, Microsoft Windows and Apple MacOS. It brings out a lot of improvements and new features, and among them, visual identities. Thank you to all the developers and contributors. Congratulations to the whole LibreOffice Community!

(Writer, Calc and Impress 7.5 opening two documents from the official Press Kit)

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About LibreOffice

LibreOffice is a cross-platform, free libre open source software (FOSS) office suite from Germany developed by worldwide community under stewardship of a non-profit organization. It was originally developed from in 2010, first released in 2011 and the latest version 7.5 released in 2023. It is consisted of six applications namely Base (database), Calc (spreadsheet), Draw (illustrator), Impress (presentation), Math (equation editor), and Writer (word processor). It is mostly viewed as an alternative to Microsoft Office or Google Docs. It is the de facto office suite on all GNU/Linux operating systems especially Ubuntu. Its website is


  • Writer word processor
  • Calc spreadsheet / numeric data processor
  • Impress presentation
  • Base database management system
  • Draw illustrator, flowchart & diagram maker
  • Math equation editor
  • PDF export in Writer, Calc and Impress, PDF edit in Draw
  • Open Document Format default document formats (.odt .ods .odp)
  • Microsoft Office Documents read-write ability (.docx .xlsx .pptx)


New Features

LibreOffice 7.5 brings a lot of new features as the following:

  • Major improvements to dark mode support
  • New application and MIME-type icons, more colorful and vibrant
  • The Start Centre can filter documents by type
  • An improved version of the Single Toolbar UI has been implemented
  • PDF Export improved with several fixes, and new options and features
  • Support for font embedding on macOS
  • Improvements to the Font Features dialog with several new options
  • and many, many more can be read in the announcement...

The Document Foundation (organization behind LibreOffice) published a video highlighting the new version seven point five as the following. It is hosted at both PeerTube and YouTube.

Download LibreOffice 7.5

For Ubuntu users:

Visit -> see the version 7.5 section -> switch operating system option to "linux 64-bit (deb)" -> Download -> you are downloading the package in .tar.gz compressed archive format -> install it in traditional way using dpkg command.

For GNU/Linux users in general:

Visit -> see the Basic, Fresh section -> click to download -> you are downloading the package in .AppImage binary executable format -> run it by double-clicking it after giving it executable permission.

For Microsoft Windows users:

Visit -> see the version 7.5 section -> switch the option to "Windows" either 32-bit or 64-bit according to your computer specifications -> you are downloading the package in .msi format -> install it like any other Windows program.  

For Apple MacOS users: 

Visit -> see the version 7.5 section -> switch the option to "MacOS" either Intel or M1 according to your Macintosh specifications -> you are downloading the package in .dmg format -> run it like any other Mac program.

Availability on Ubuntu

LibreOffice is an important preinstalled component on Ubuntu. LibreOffice 7.5.1 is already available in the repository of Ubuntu "Lunar Lobster" 23.04 which the OS is now still under development. This can be confirmed from


Community Highlights

LibreOffice 7.5 is loved by thousands of people and many of them highlighted it in their online publications on the internet in form of websites and blogs. We collected some of them with discussions included between their respective readers. We recommend you to read them too after reading this article.

The Register

OMG! Ubuntu

Reddit LibreOffice


LibreOffice is a Free Libre Open Source Software project developed in public by the community, stewarded by a Germany-based non-profit organization and it is funded by donation. If you want to help LibreOffice development, you can send your donation to



Official Announcement

Official Video Publication

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