Version 7.3 of the Free, Libre, Open Source office suite is now available. You can read more about this here.
Documentation for 7.3 will be available shortly, in the meantime you can still download books for 7.1 & 7.2.
For those of you who dismiss LibreOffice. This is from the blog post.
LibreOffice offers the highest level of compatibility in the office suite market segment, starting with native support for the OpenDocument Format (ODF) – beating proprietary formats in the areas of security and robustness – to superior support for DOCX, XLSX and PPTX files. In addition, LibreOffice provides filters for a large number of legacy document formats, to return ownership and control to users.
Microsoft files are still based on the proprietary format deprecated by ISO in 2008, and not on the ISO approved standard, so they hide a large amount of artificial complexity. This causes handling issues with LibreOffice, which defaults to a true open standard format (the OpenDocument Format).
New Features Video
LO 7.2 install on Debian 11
*This worked for me, please use common sense and think before you do stuff, I am not responsible for damage to your system**
I have now downloaded and installed LibreOffice 7.2 on Debian 11.
- Goto https://www.libreoffice.org/
- Click Download Now
- For Debian 11, I selected the 7.2 deb file from the options
Save or move this to a sensible location, so maybe create a sub folder in downloads called Libreoffice
- Extract the gz file – this should be unzip *.gz
- Extract the tar file this should be tar -xf *.tar
- cd in to LibreOffice188.8.131.52Linuxx86-64deb
7a type ls to list files (for me I had 42 deb files)
- Goto a terminal
- Switch to root, with su - and enter password
- You will probably need to check working directory pwd
- cd to where your deb files are
- dpkg -i *.deb
- This should install everything
- You will find Libreoffice 7.2 on the menu (I am using xfce)
As always Your Mileage May Vary
Note, the LibreOffice 7.2 menu entries will be BELOW those for the previos install, my video here illustrates how to use menu editor to move them above the previous version.
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