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LibreOffice 5.3, the latest stable version, is here to download for power users. It includes cloud support for working on documents with other users, as well as a new (optional) Ribbon-like interface and dozens of other improvements. If you want to install it now on Ubuntu, you can do so with just a quick command.
Since the newest version isn’t in the Ubuntu archives yet, this command will install it as a Snap app. It will leave your current LibreOffice installation untouched, if you have one.
On Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and newer, just put this command into the Terminal to install the latest version of LibreOffice:
sudo snap install libreoffice
This will install the latest stable release, so you won’t get stuck with a buggy nightly build. The download is about 300 MB, so give it some time to complete. Once you’re done, you can tell the difference between the two versions based on their order. If you search for Writer, the first entry will be your standard LibreOffice app, while the second one listed is the new Snap version.
Do you use LibreOffice, or do you stick to a different office suite? Let us know what you think of the new version’s features down in the comments!