How to install LibreOffice Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy Jellyfish Desktop

LibreOffice is a free and open source office suite project of The Document Foundation. It is available on all Linux systems, including Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy Jellyfish.

The LibreOffice suite includes applications for word processing, creating spreadsheets, creating and presenting slideshows, diagrams, database management system, and more. Sometimes it is installed by default on Ubuntu 22.04, depending which installation option you chose.

In this tutorial you will learn how to install LibreOffice on Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy Jellyfish Desktop.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to install LibreOffice from command line
  • How to install LibreOffice from GUI (graphical user interface)
LibreOffice on Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy Jellyfish Desktop
LibreOffice on Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy Jellyfish Desktop
Software Requirements and Linux Command Line Conventions
Category Requirements, Conventions or Software Version Used
System Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy Jellyfish
Software LibreOffice
Other Privileged access to your Linux system as root or via the sudo command.
Conventions # – requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
$ – requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

How to install LibreOffice on Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy Jellyfish step by step instructions



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The LibreOffice suite be installed on Ubuntu 22.04 via either command line or GUI. Follow the appropriate set of step by step instructions below, depending on the method you prefer.

Installation of LibreOffice via GNOME GUI

  1. The first step is to use the top left Activities menu to open the Ubuntu Software application.
    Opening the Ubuntu Software application via Activities menu
    Opening the Ubuntu Software application via Activities menu
  2. Search for the LibreOffice software. It does not seem possible to hand pick any single app to install as it was in previous Ubuntu versions, so you will need to install the whole suite.
    Search for LibreOffice and select the package in order to begin your install
    Search for LibreOffice and select the package in order to begin your install
  3. Once you have selected the LibreOffice package that you want to install, click the Install button to begin the LibreOffice installation.
    Click the Install button on the LibreOffice package you want to install
    Click the Install button on the LibreOffice package you want to install
  4. Enter your username and password. Your user needs to belong to have root permissions in order to perform the installation.

    Authenticate with your username and password to proceed
    Authenticate with your username and password to proceed



  5. After installation is complete, you can open LibreOffice or the individual application from the Ubuntu Activities menu.
    Opening LibreOffice on Ubuntu 22.04
    Opening LibreOffice on Ubuntu 22.04
  6. All done. Your LibreOffice suite is ready to use.
    Using LibreOffice on Ubuntu 22.04
    Using LibreOffice on Ubuntu 22.04

Installation of LibreOffice via command line

  1. The first step is to open a command line terminal and type the following commands to install LibreOffice. Note that this is specifially for GNOME GUI.
    $ sudo apt update
    $ sudo apt install libreoffice-gnome libreoffice
    
  2. In case you are running KDE Plasma desktop, use this command instead:
    $ sudo apt install libreoffice-plasma libreoffice
    



  3. For desktop environments other than GNOME and KDE Plasma, use this command:
    $ sudo apt install libreoffice
    
  4. Let apt finish up, and then LibreOffice will be installed. See the instructions above to open LibreOffice.

Closing Thoughts

In this tutorial, we saw how to install the LibreOffice suite on Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy Jellyfish Linux. This can be done via either command line or GUI, but the commands differ depending on which desktop environment you are running. Keep in mind that you can also open the LibreOffice applications individually, if you want to go straight to the necessary application.