Installing Libre Office on a Chromebook

Libre Office 5
Simply type the below in terminal:
sudo apt-get install libreoffice

Libre Office 6
1. Download the latest version from https://www.libreoffice.org/download/download/ . Best to download to a temporary folder, so everything can be deleted easily after installation.
2. tar zxvf LibreOffice_$version_Linux_x86-deb.tar.gz (replace your version number with version you downloaded. For example, I downloaded LibreOffice_6.1.4_Linux_x86-64_deb.tar.gz so I would type in “tar zxvf LibreOffice_6.1.4_Linux_x86-64_deb.tar.gz”)
3. Go to the untar’d folder directory: cd LibreOffice_$version_Linux_x86-deb/ (Going with the previous example, I would put in “cd LibreOffice_6.1.4_Linux_x86-64_deb/”)
4. Now go to the DEBS folder. cd DEBS/
5. And now run the installation sudo dpkg -i *.deb

And if you need java, then just “sudo apt-get install openjdk-8-jre”

Alternative for LibreOffice 6
1. Add stretch backports to your sources.list file
echo "deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian stretch-backports main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
2. Run sudo apt-get update
3. Install libreoffice 6 from the stretch backports
sudo apt-get -t stretch-backports install libreoffice

4. For some reason the shortcut icons created won’t run the LibreOffice6 apps, but if you launch them from terminal, they work fine.

Launchers
Writer: /usr/bin/libreoffice –writer
Calc: /usr/bin/libreoffice –calc
Draw: /usr/bin/libreoffice –draw
Impress: /usr/bin/libreoffice –impress
Math: /usr/bin/libreoffice –math

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