How to install LibreOffice 7.1.2 on Ubuntu 20.04, 18.04

The second bugfix release in the 7.1 series, LibreOffice Office Suite 7.1.2, can now be installed on Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04, Linux Mint 20, and Ubuntu 20.10 via the official PPA.

LibreOffice 7.1.2 contains 61 bug fixes. According to the change log, some of them are listed below.

  • Even though the text has been copied to the clipboard and CTRL + V is working, pasting may be disabled in the (context) menu.
  • Writer: Wrong header / footer while exporting to DOCX.
  • LibreOffice text is blurry on the MacOS 11 Retina display.
  • Font rendering display error (skia) and some DejaVu fonts.
  • Unable to open .docx in Writer – format openXML.
  • Orca no longer reads many options in the Linux sidebar.
  • AutoCorrect stopped working when change tracking was enabled.
  • Elementary: A new arrow style that undoes and redoes.
  • Crash when importing docx file.
  • PDF export with buttons does not work in Adobe Reader.

How to install LibreOffice 7.1.2 via PPA:

1. Add PPA.

LibreOffice Fresh PPA I have created packages for all current Ubuntu releases. You can add it to your system by launching a terminal and running a command.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa

Enter your user password (without asterisk feedback) when prompted and press Enter to continue.

2. Install LibreOffice 7.1.2.

After adding the PPA, you can use the following command to update the system package that contains the office suite.

sudo apt full-upgrade

Alternatively, launch Software Updater (Update Manager) and choose to install the package update.

Uninstall:

To delete the PPA repository[ソフトウェアとアップデート]->[その他のソフトウェア]Go to and delete the relevant line.

Or run the command in the terminal.

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:libreoffice/ppa

Alternatively, you can purge the PPA. This will downgrade LibreOffice to the pre-installed version.

sudo apt install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:libreoffice/ppa

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