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Title: LIBRE OFFICE why no upgrade (resolved)
Post by: Tramlink on April 16, 2019, 02:08:02 pm
I am using mint 18.3  I have Libre Office 5.1.6.2 installed.

A friend told me that there is now a version 6 of Libre Office.  I was wondering why my version is not being upgraded.

Is it possible to install the newer version directly?

Thank you for your comments in advance.
Title: Re: LIBRE OFFICE why no upgrade
Post by: dannybombastic on April 16, 2019, 04:42:28 pm
https://snapcraft.io/libreoffice
Try with snap

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Title: Re: LIBRE OFFICE why no upgrade
Post by: Tramlink on April 16, 2019, 10:05:19 pm
what is snap? can it be trusted.
Title: Re: LIBRE OFFICE why no upgrade
Post by: dannybombastic on April 16, 2019, 10:13:15 pm
universal linux package

Is trusted - snap install package name

Tri it i don't know if is already in your distro

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Title: Re: LIBRE OFFICE why no upgrade
Post by: Rich J on April 17, 2019, 08:42:34 am
Hi - in my experience Mint can take a while to update any aspect due to it's policy of ensuring stability and compatibility.  Newer versions of software can - and do - screw with your system if installed from ppa's so be aware of that and research thoroughly before you go down that route.

I found this - https://askubuntu.com/questions/132837/how-do-i-install-the-latest-stable-version-of-libreoffice

and this - https://askubuntu.com/questions/178052/will-12-04-get-libreoffice-3-6-and-later/178247#178247

which may be of some help?

Do you have a particular need to update it?  Chances are you wouldn't really notice any difference apart from cosmetically.  Anyway, be careful!

HTH

Rich
Title: Re: LIBRE OFFICE why no upgrade
Post by: Tramlink on April 17, 2019, 01:12:55 pm
Thanks for your input.  Each new version has better MS Office integration.

All our clients even the Mac users use MS Office and there can be issues opening files.

I would like to be able to ditch using MS Office for external communications but LO just not 100% reliable.
Title: Re: LIBRE OFFICE why no upgrade
Post by: Rich J on April 17, 2019, 05:41:52 pm
Thanks for your input.  Each new version has better MS Office integration.

All our clients even the Mac users use MS Office and there can be issues opening files.

I would like to be able to ditch using MS Office for external communications but LO just not 100% reliable.

Hmmm...... I send various documents to colleagues on Windows using Libre and save in the appropriate format (.doc, .docx, xls etc) and that seems to work ok? At least they haven't come back to me saying they can't read 'em.   ;)
Title: Re: LIBRE OFFICE why no upgrade
Post by: Tramlink on April 18, 2019, 04:27:39 pm
Word documents without complex settings maybe OK but open an office 365 power point presentation and it can take hours to make it useable in L.O.

So I am hoping that L.O. 6 is an improvement.
Thanks for your comments.
Title: Re: LIBRE OFFICE why no upgrade
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on April 18, 2019, 05:12:39 pm
Run:
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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa
then
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sudo apt-get update
then
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sudo apt-get upgrade
you should then be on LO 6.2.2
Title: Re: LIBRE OFFICE why no upgrade (resolved)
Post by: Tramlink on May 14, 2019, 01:19:01 pm
Thanks for that working fine big improvement.
Title: Re: LIBRE OFFICE why no upgrade (resolved)
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on May 14, 2019, 02:43:29 pm
No problem Tramlink, glad I could help :)

[EDIT]

Something else I do is copy all the TTF fonts that come with Office across to Linux .. it can often help with keeping document formatting more consistent.
Title: Re: LIBRE OFFICE why no upgrade (resolved)
Post by: Tramlink on May 19, 2019, 11:41:51 am
Hi how do you copy all the TTF fonts that come with Office across to Linux?
Title: Re: LIBRE OFFICE why no upgrade (resolved)
Post by: Rich J on May 20, 2019, 08:35:45 am
Hi how do you copy all the TTF fonts that come with Office across to Linux?

Could this be it?  Menu/Synaptic Package Manager/Search "ttf-mscorefonts-installer" gives all Ms fonts.  Apply, then agree to the EULA and you're done.  ;)

Rich
Title: Re: LIBRE OFFICE why no upgrade (resolved)
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on May 20, 2019, 10:16:50 pm
Can't remember .. Windows will have copied them to (I think)
c:\windows\fonts
or something like that .. just copy them all
 
Place them in:-
/usr/share/fonts/windows-fonts
(create that directory if necessary)

Then run:
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sudo fc-cache -fv
and ya done.
Title: Re: LIBRE OFFICE why no upgrade (resolved)
Post by: Tramlink on May 26, 2019, 02:30:31 pm
Thanks.
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