The Document Foundation has just released the last version of LibreOffice 4.0.x family before moving onto the 4.1.x branch releases, which is scheduled to arrive late July. This release brings many improvements in the area of interoperability with proprietary document formats and improves on the overall stability of the software.

It is available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux systems, including Ubuntu. LibreOffice 4.0.4 is available for immediate download from the download page.

Windows, Mac OS X users can use the download page to get the latest version. For Ubuntu user, it’s easier to upgrade or download it using its PPA repository and this brief tutorial is going to show you how to do it in Ubuntu 13.04, 12.10 and previous versions.

For more about this release, check out the release page. 

Below are some of the changes that were included in this release

  • In SQL mode in Queries, Base crashes when a second SELECT followed by quotes is entered
  • Crash Using Edit Contour dialog and then changing Configuration
  • Missing Default button in Format -> Alignment dialog at Math
  • Bad alternative hyphenation in Calc (but good in Writer)
  • LibreOffice Writer crashes when browsing CMIS (Alfresco 4.2) folders with files larger than XGB

To install upgrade in Ubuntu, press Ctrl – Alt – T on your keyboard to open the terminal or console. When it’s opens, run the commands below to add its PPA

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


Next, run the commands below to update your systems’ repository and install upgrade LibreOffice.

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


If you don’t already LibreOffice installed, run the commands below to install it.

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install libreoffice


That’s it




Enjoy ~!