Upgrade To Open Office in Ubuntu Jaunty,Intrepid Hardy

Open Office 3.1 is released with a lot of new bug fixes and improvements. Ubuntu 9.04 comes with Open Office 3.0 by default. Open office has always been the flag bearer of Open Source movement. You may also want to check out this list of 25 of the best OpenOffice extensions.

Update: OpenOffice 3.1.1 is released. Follow the steps below for upgrading to this latest release of OpenOffice.

The list of improved features in the all new Open Office 3.1 includes antialiased drawings to smooth the edges of graphics, replying to notes, improved grammar checking, hyperlink management and sorting, control of slideshow media, macro support for Open Office Base, relative database paths, better internationalization for Hebrew and Arabic plus performance improvements and so on. Take a look at the full list of features.

Adding GPG Key

  • Goto Terminal an copy-paste the following.
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 247D1CFF

Adding Repository

  • You will have to add the following new repo. Goto System-> Administration -> Software Sources, select the Thrid-Party Software tab and Click ADD.

For Ubuntu Jaunty

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/openoffice-pkgs/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/openoffice-pkgs/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main

For Ubuntu Intrepid

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/openoffice-pkgs/ppa/ubuntu intrepid main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/openoffice-pkgs/ppa/ubuntu intrepid main

For Ubuntu Hardy

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/openoffice-pkgs/ppa/ubuntu hardy main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/openoffice-pkgs/ppa/ubuntu hardy main

Upgrading to OpenOffice 3.1 in Ubuntu

  • Do the following in Terminal Window.

                sudo apt-get update
                sudo apt-get upgrade             


  • Simply Click the Reload option and afterwards, Mark All Upgrades in Synaptic Package Manager. Hopefully it helps 🙂

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