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LibreOffice 4.4.4 or other options?

Post by hrturner » Wed Aug 19, 2015 10:53 pm

Sat down to use Impress the today to make a slide-show and was presented with this rather odd/nasty issue. The background behind any text is always white no matter what is done to correct the problem (default formatting, new slideshow, paste unformatted text, etc). Did some digging around the bug trackers and noticed there was several issues filed this summer ( https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/sho ... i?id=88295 ). At the bottom they claim it was fixed in LibreOffice 4.4.4 but go figure I'm running 4.4.3.

Any chance of 4.4.4 being in the mint repo anytime soon? Prefer to stick with official repo's but do need to get these slide-shows done.

I'm running the following:
Libreoffice - LibreOffice 4.4.3.2 40m0(Build:2)
Kernel 3.16
LM 17.2 Cinnamon - Moderately fresh install (maybe three weeks old)

Thanks in advance for any suggestions/guidance.
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Re: LibreOffice 4.4.4 or other options?

Post by waldo » Wed Aug 19, 2015 11:24 pm

A major update, LibreOffice 5.0, is now available. I don't know if your issue has been addressed, but it is supposed to have been significantly improved.

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Re: LibreOffice 4.4.4 or other options?

Post by phd21 » Thu Aug 20, 2015 2:42 am

Hi hrturner,

You can get the newer version right now using the PPA method to install it, or by downloading the easy ".deb" installer file in either Linux x86 (deb) 32 bit, or Linux x64 (deb) 64 bit which depends on your computer's CPU processor; with the ".deb" file, you just double click the file from wherever you saved (downloaded) the file to install it. The advantage of the PPA method, is that if new updates become available in the future, your system will automatically update it.

LibreOffice 5.0 is available, click link below for easy to install ".deb" files.
https://www.libreoffice.org/download/li ... -US#change

Good post on this:
http://forum.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=201426

Install LibreOffice 5.0 In Ubuntu Or Linux Mint Via PPA
http://www.webupd8.org/2015/08/install- ... tu-or.html

To install this using the PPA method, open a console terminal, type in, or copy & paste, each line below one by one:
Linux Mint 17.2 only: LibreOffice is pinned in Linux Mint 17.2 and can't be upgraded by using a PPA. To be able to update LibreOffice to version 5.0 via PPA, you need to create a file called "libreoffice-libreoffice-5-0.pref" under /etc/apt/preferences.d/ - to do this automatically, use the following command:

gksu gedit /etc/apt/preferences.d/libreoffice-libreoffice-5-0.pref

and in this file, paste this:

Package: *
Pin: release o=LP-PPA-libreoffice-libreoffice-5-0
Pin-Priority: 701


Then save the file and continue with the instructions below.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
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Re: LibreOffice 4.4.4 or other options?

Post by hrturner » Sun Aug 23, 2015 12:22 pm

phd21 wrote:Hi hrturner,

You can get the newer version right now using the PPA method to install it, or by downloading the easy ".deb" installer file in either Linux x86 (deb) 32 bit, or Linux x64 (deb) 64 bit which depends on your computer's CPU processor; with the ".deb" file, you just double click the file from wherever you saved (downloaded) the file to install it. The advantage of the PPA method, is that if new updates become available in the future, your system will automatically update it.

LibreOffice 5.0 is available, click link below for easy to install ".deb" files.
https://www.libreoffice.org/download/li ... -US#change
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! I'm not sure why I didn't think to look for a newer deb package from LibreOffice directly. Can confirm that LO5 doesn't have the issue mentioned in the first post. Hopefully, mint will have the new version in the repositories soon.

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