Ubuntu’s default office suite LibreOffice recently reached the release 4.3.4 with 60 bug fixes. This simple tutorial is going to show you how to install or upgrade to this release in Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu 14.10.


According to the release note, the new release brings following changes:

  • Mac version doesn’t bundle the MediaWiki extension.
  • 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 Apache OpenOffice installed, we advise uninstalling that beforehand. The two programs register the same file type associations and will conflict when the Quickstart feature is installed and enabled.
  • If you run Linux, the GCJ Java variant has known issues with LibreOffice; we advise to use OpenJDK instead.
  • Some menu entries have changed or been added. If something appears to be missing, that may be due to the use of customized menu settings from your previous LibreOffice installation.

Install / Upgrade to LibreOffice 4.3.4:

You can either download and install the deb package from the official link below:

LibreOffice Download Page

or add the LibreOffice PPA and receive updates via Software Updater, press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal and run:

sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:libreoffice/ppa

sudo apt-get update

After that, running system updates via Software Updater will bring you to the latest LibreOffice.