LibreOffice 3.5 is Released

Libreoffice, (the open-source office productivity suite) has updated to their latest version 3.5, few hours ago. Although I haven’t updated mine to it yet (I hardly use it actually), but according to the 3.5 release page, this brings some changes/bug-fixes and few new features.

Some are minor ones but others such as grammar checker for instance has gotten faster, they say.

Better page break indicators, improved UI for document’s footer & header handling, and an improved word-count feature that updates as you type (nice!) are just a few to mention . You can read a whole list of new features from the above link (including downloading instructions).

enhanced-grammer-checker Concerning the Ubuntu users …

However, until the new packages arrive at the LibreOffice PPA, you can install or upgrade to the latest 3.5 version manually. Now I’ve written how to do this in the past, so please read this post if interested. Now it’s written for the now old 3.4 release.

But the instructions should also work with never releases such as 3.5.0, and the only change that you should make while reading it is, under the step “3”, where you have to download the packages, just use this 32-bit package or this 64-bit package links instead of the ones in the article, and follow the rest of the instructions.


However, those packages only have the English language support (help files etc). So if you want something other, then go to this official download page and make your changes.

For instance,, once in that page, use the drop down menu to choose which version or pre-built packages that you need, and if you head over to it in Ubuntu, then the page will automatically detect your OS and give you the appropriate download link. If you use a different OS and only need the Ubuntu pre-built packages, then click on the drop down menu and choose either “Linux x86 deb” or “Linux x64 deb” to get them.


Good luck.

An RHCE, 'Linux' user with 14+ years of experience. Extreme lover of Linux and FOSS. He is passionate to test every Linux distribution & compare with the previous release to write in-depth articles to help the FOSS community.

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