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LibreOffice 4.0 ALPHA 1 released (Ubuntu 13.04 to feature the 4.x series)

Editing thousand-pages long documents, creating presentations for a certain public event, managing spreadsheets, etc, are actions that can be easily satisfied in Ubuntu via LibreOffice, a powerful versatile office suite.

Along with an impressive number of features, it seems that LibreOffice is a project constantly enriched, refined, improved and strengthened, constantly seeing new releases (characterized by solid functionalities, care for stability, etc).

LibreOffice 4.0 ALPHA 1 has been released, marking the first release from the 4.x series.

Various under-the-hood enhancements, as well as interesting additions (such as the landing of Impress Remote, accessible under Impress-->Slide Show-->Impress Remote) come to encompass the newly released LibreOffice 4.0 ALPHA 1.

Ubuntu 13.04 is to receive the 4.x LibreOffice, according to Ubuntu's Bjoern Michaelsen, "Libreoffice 4 will be in Raring Ringtail".

How do we install/test LibreOffice 4.0 ALPHA 1?

first, remove the currently installed LibreOffice version

sudo apt-get purge libreoffice-core

Add the following pre-releases (probably unstable) PPA (Quantal)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/libreoffice-prereleases

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install libreoffice