The Document Foundation (TDF) has just announced the release of LibreOffice 4.0.2, the third release of the 4.0 family which fixes several bugs and glitches. This brief tutorial is going to show you how to upgrade your current installation in Ubuntu.

There were several fixes to enhance the quality and stability of the productivity suite that include, a fix for values in correlated subquary were not being shown in queries, a fix to confirm before deleting templates and a fix for a broken functionality on Page Layout tab.

For more about this release, please check out LibreOffice 4.0.2 release page.

Below are some of the changes that were added.

  • FILEOPEN: Writer crashes while opening this docx file
  • Dialog box for Background style in Style and Formatting pane not correctly displayed
  • PRINTING: Printing: Print dialogue looks stripped and flat
  • FILEOPEN: Importing CSV file, data columns disappear if binary 0 in data
  • [FORMATTING, EDITING] Typing an existing style name into Style box changes hierarchy of styles
  • Not all personal data imported during install from /3 User Profile
  • Show Variable field shows no content in Page Header/Footer, Frames

To upgrade in Windows and Mac OS X systems, go to LibreOffice Download page and get the latest version from there. It’s easy to upgrade using those systems.

For Ubuntu, press Ctrl – Alt – T on your keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run the commands below to add LibreOffice 4.0 office PPA.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/libreoffice-4-0




Next, run the commands below to update the repositories and upgrade your systems.

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade




That’s it!




If you wish to remove the above repository from your systems, run the commands below.

sudo add-apt-repository -r ppa:libreoffice/libreoffice-4-0