How to install LibreOffice on Ubuntu

Before we teach you how to install Libreoffice, it is important to know what Libreoffice actually is.

Libreoffice is basically an open source document production suit that provides you with applications such as writer, calc and draw. The LibreOffice suite includes a word processor, spreadsheet, graphics editor, slideshow creator, database and math formula writer.

Follow this step by step guide in order to learn how to install Libreoffice.


Step 1 – Add ppa for libreoffice

Let’s start by first opening up the terminal. With that done, we will need to add the ppa which provides us the required packages for Ubuntu. For that, type in the following command
“sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa” and hit enter.

Add repository ppa for libreoffice

Step 2 – Enter password

With that done, you will be asked for the password. Enter the password in order to proceed further. You will be prompted to continue or discontinue with the process. Agree to continue with the installing of libreoffice.

Insert passowrd

Step 3 – Get update

Now we will get an update. In order to do so, type in the following command:

“sudo apt-get update”

Find update

Step 4 – Install command for libreoffice

After that, we will install the application. Since we are installing libreoffice in Ubuntu, we will use the following command:

“sudo apt-get install libreoffice libreoffice-gnome”.

Command for installation of libreoffice

Step 5 – Agree to continue with the installation

Before the actual installation, all the details will be displayed right before you, including the amount of disk space that will be utilized etc. Type in “Y” and hit enter to continue with the installation.

After that, the installation process is pretty much automatic. Just wait for it to get installed and then you can use libreoffice.

Proceed further with the installation