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Slide 1 Hello Everyone

Welcome to this tutorial on Installation of LibreOffice Suite.

Slide 2 In this tutorial, we will learn how to install LibreOffice Suite in Linux OS.
Slide 3 To record this tutorial I'm using
  • Linux OS version 14.04
  • and Firefox web browser.

You can use any web browser of your choice.

Slide 4 To follow this tutorial, in Linux OS, one should be familiar with:
  • Terminal commands and
  • Synaptic Package Manager.

If not, pls refer to the relevant tutorials in the Linux series on this website.

Let us begin with the installation of LibreOffice Suite.
LibreOffice Suite can be downloaded and installed using Synaptic Package Manager.
Refer to the relevant tutorial in the Linux spoken tutorial series to know more.
Next, let us learn how to install LibreOffice Suite using the terminal.
Go to Firefox web browser First, I will open Firefox web browser.
Type:[1] >> press Enter In the address bar, type and press Enter.
Download page We are immediately redirected to the download page.
Point to the Download button Here you can see the Download button to download LibreOffice Suite.
Point to the version and OS By default, the latest version of LibreOffice for our default OS, is displayed here.
In my case, I’m recording on Linux OS.

So it shows the latest version of LibreOffice for Linux.

Click on change >> click on Download But we can download this software as suitable for our OS version.

How do we change the OS or LibreOffice version?

Just click on the link “change”, located just above the Download button.

Another page We are redirected to another page.

Here we can see the download option for various OSes.  

We can select the one suitable for our need.

Point to the various options Here, we can also choose the version of LibreOffice Suite that we want to install.
Click on Linux x64 I will choose Linux x64 in bracket deb as I have a 64-bit Ubuntu Linux machine.
Back on original download page On doing this, we are once again redirected to the download page.
Point to the version and OS Note: the default version of LibreOffice and OS is now as per our selection.
Click on Download button Let us click on the Download button.
Save As dialog box opens On doing so, a Save As dialog box opens.
Click on Save Click on the OK button and the download will start.

This may take some time, depending upon the internet speed.

Press Ctrl, Alt and T keys simultaneously When the download is complete, open the terminal.

We can do so by pressing Ctrl, Alt and T keys simultaneously on the keyboard.

Type cd Downloads >> press Enter.

In the terminal, type

cd space Downloads

and press Enter.

Type ls >>  press Enter.

Then type ls and press Enter.

We can see our downloaded LibreOffice suite file in tar.gz format.


tar space -zxvf space <filename> >> press Enter.

Now I'll clear the screen by pressing Ctrl + L keys.

Then type tar space -zxvf space <filename> and press Enter.

Type cd space <filename> >> press Enter Next, type cd space <filename> and press Enter.
Type cd DEBS >> press Enter Type cd in caps DEBS and press Enter.
Type sudo dpkg -i *.deb >> press Enter At the end, type sudo dpkg -i *.deb and press Enter.
Type the password >> press Enter Type the password of your system and press Enter.
After pressing Enter, the installation of LibreOffice Suite will begin.
Close the terminal The installation will take some time.  

Once the installation is complete, close the terminal.

Dash home >> type office in search bar Go to dash home and type Office in the search bar.
Point to the various components You'll see various LibreOffice Suite components like Writer, Calc, Base, Impress, Math and Draw.
This indicates that LibreOffice Suite is successfully installed on our Linux system.
That’s all for this tutorial.  Let us summarise.
Summary In this tutorial we learnt how to install LibreOffice Suite in Ubuntu Linux OS.
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Previous slide The script for this tutorial has been contributed by the Spoken Tutorial Team.

And this is Gaurav Shinde from IIT Bombay signing off.    Thank you for watching.

Contributors and Content Editors

Gaurav, Nancyvarkey