Tuesday 26 January 2016

How to upgrade / Install LibreOffice 5.0.4 in your PC

LibreOffice 5.0.4 logo
Its been more than a month now since LibreOffice 5.0.4 has been released and is now available for download and upgrade. LibreOffice is a free and open source office suite, an open source alternative to Microsoft Office developed by The Document Foundation available for different Operating Systems like Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. Originated from OpenOffice.org in 2010, it is now the most widely used office suite for Linux users. The LibreOffice suits includes word processor, spreadsheets editor, slideshow creator, diagrams and drawings creator, database and mathematical formula support.

LibreOffice is available in 110 languages and is compatible with other office suites like Microsoft Office and OpenOffice.Org. So, before we see how to download and install LibreOffice in your system, lets see what is the system requirements. LibreOffice 5.0.4 is the latest release which includes bugs fixes from the last release is much more stable.

System Requirements for LibreOffice 5.0.4


  • Microsoft Windows XP SP3, Vista, Windows Server 2008/2012, Windows 7/8/10.
  • Pentium III or above processor
  • 256 MB RAM (512 MB is recommended)
  • 1.5 GB of free storage
  • 1024x768 resolution or higher.

Apple -Mac OS X

  • Mac OS X 10.8 or higher
  • Intel processor with 512 MB of RAM and 800 MB of free disk storage
  • 1024x768 graphic device or higher resolution


  • Linux kernel v2.6.18 or higher
  • glibc version 2.5 or higher
  • gtk version 2.10.4 or higher
  • 256 MB RAM - 512 MB is recommended
  • 1.55 GB of free storage.
  • Gnome 2.16 or higher.
  • X server with 2014x768 resolution, or higher

How to download/install LibreOffice 5.0.4 in Windows

Download LibreOffice for Windows from the official website: LibreOffice for Windows

Open the installer by double clicking it, and follow the steps through the set up.

The typical set up will install the default components including user interface languages and spelling dictionaries matching your current language settings.

In Custom Installation, you can choose the program features you want to install and the path of installation.

In the File Type dialogue box, you can choose the LibreOffice to be the default application for Microsoft Office file types.

Click on next and Finish. You have now successfully installed LibreOffice in your Windows PC.

Download LibreOffice for Mac OS X

Download the .DMG file from the official website: LibreOffice for Mac OS X

Double click the .DMG file. There is an installation window, drag and drop the LibreOffice icon to the Applications folder.

The installation will proceed further and notify you when completed.

Download and Install LibreOffice in Linux

Download the LibreOffice 5.0.4 from its official website: LibreOffice for Linux 

You will have a .tar.gz archive. Right click on the downloaded archive and select "Extract here".

Open your terminal, and navigate to the directory where you extracted the archive.

To install the .deb package, use the following command,

sudo dpgk -i *.deb

You can upgrade to LibreOffice 5.0.4 if you are running an earlier version by using the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/libreoffice-5-0-4
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

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