How to Install LibreOffice on Debian 10

Install LibreOffice on Debian 10

In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to install and set up LibreOffice on Debian 10. Before continuing with this tutorial, make sure you are logged in as a user with sudo privileges. All the commands in this tutorial should be run as a non-root user.

LibreOffice is an open-source and considerably powerful exclusive productivity office suite intended for Linux, Windows, and Mac, that grants feature-rich functions for observing record, data processing, spreadsheets, presentation, drawing, Calc, Math, and much more. LibreOffice offers plenty of satisfied users throughout the globe with nearly 120 mil downloads as of now. It facilitates more than one hundred ten languages and works on all main operating systems.

Install LibreOffice on Debian 10

Step 1. The first command will update the package lists to ensure you get the latest version and dependencies.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Install LibreOffice on Debian system.

  • Install LibreOffice 7.0 via PPA

Now add official LibreOffice PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa
sudo apt update
sudo apt full-upgrade

Then, run the command below to install it:

sudo apt install libreoffice
  • Install LibreOffice manually

Now download LibreOffice 7.0 from the official download page:

LibreOffice_7.0.2_Linux_x86_deb.tar.gz or
LibreOffice_7.0.2_Linux_x86-64_deb.tar.gz

Then, right-click on the file name and select “extract here”. Next, Change the current directory to the location of the .deb packages:

cd ~/Downloads/LibreOffice_7.0.x.x_Linux_x86-64_deb/DEBS
sudo dpkg -i *.deb
  • Install LibreOffice via Snap

To install LibreOffice on Debian, simply use the following command:

sudo apt install snapd
sudo snap install core
sudo snap install libreoffice

Step 3.  Launch LibreOffice App.

Click on Activities and type “LibreOffice” and it will show you the list of the application launcher of all office suite applications. Click on the icon to launch the application of your choice.

That’s all you need to do to install the LibreOffice on Debian 10 Buster. I hope you find this quick tip helpful. For further reading on LibreOffice, please refer to their official knowledge base. If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below.