How to Install LibreOffice on a Chromebook ? 2 best ways to install Libreoffice in Chromebook.

How to Install LibreOffice on a Chromebook ?
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In this blog post, we will show you how to install LibreOffice on a Chromebook so that you can work on all of your documents, spreadsheets, and presentations without any issue.

Chromebooks are no longer a new thing. We have seen them popping up in more and more homes and offices. They are affordable and convenient. They are also easy to use even if you don’t know much about computers. But what if you want to do something out of the ordinary with your Chromebook? What if you want to install LibreOffice on your Chromebook? Well, its not impossible but it can be tricky.

Why Use LibreOffice on a Chromebook?

LibreOffice is a powerful, free and open source office suite that is compatible with a wide range of document formats. It can be installed on a Chromebook using the Crostini Linux container. Crostini refers to Linux on Chrome, allows you to run Linux apps for development alongside your usual ChromeOS desktop & apps

LibreOffice provides an alternative to the Chrome OS built-in apps for creating and editing documents, spreadsheets and presentations. It offers a wide range of features and is constantly being improved by the LibreOffice community.

Installing LibreOffice on a Chromebook is relatively straightforward and only takes a few minutes. Once installed, it integrates well with the Chrome OS ecosystem and can be used offline.

How to Install LibreOffice on a Chromebook

 The first method is to use the Linux version of LibreOffice. To do this, you’ll need to enable Linux support on your Chromebook and then install the Debian package from the LibreOffice website. In this bog post we are going to learn the linux based method.

Alternately, you can install the Android version of LibreOffice via the Google Play Store. However, keep in mind that this version is still in beta and may not be as stable as the Linux version. Once you’ve installed LibreOffice, you can launch it by opening the Chrome App Launcher and clicking on the “LibreOffice” icon. From there, you can start using all of the office suite’s features, including word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and more.

Using Crostini Linux container you can easily install Libreoffice by running below code in your Linux container.

"sudo apt install libreoffice

Copy above code without inverted commas and paste it in linux container,It will install an compatible version of Libreoffice on your chromebok.

How to install LibreOffice 7.1.4 and above on Chromebook?

By following above steps you can install an older version of Libreoffice on your Chromebook but if You want to have it all new with updated version of Libreoffice please follow below steps.

We are going to use Flathub for installing an updated version of Libreoffice in your chromebook with the help of the Flatpak package manager.

Flatpak is a software utility that allows you to install and manage applications in a sandboxed environment. This means that each application is isolated from the others and has its own set of resources.

To install LibreOffice on a Chromebook, you will first need to install Flatpak. You can do this by running the following command without inverted commas in a terminal:

"sudo apt install flatpak

We will need to set the repository that tells the system where to look for the applicatiom we need. Now, to add the repository inter below code in a terminal without inverted commas:

flatpak --user remote-add --if-not-exists flathub

Once Flatpak is installed, you can launch LibreOffice by running the following command:

flatpak install flathub org.libreoffice.LibreOffice

This process will install Libreoffice versiom on your chromebook.

for the reference go through the image below :

How to Install LibreOffice on a Chromebook ?

to understand the process easily you can also take a look at the youtube video below by Eevnos. He explains all the steps very quickly and clear.

LibreOffice is a powerful office suite that is available for free. It is compatible with many different operating systems, including Chromebooks. While you can’t install LibreOffice directly on a Chromebook, there are two ways that you can get it up and running. The first is by using the Linux version of LibreOffice, and the second is by using the Android version of LibreOffice. Both of these methods are relatively easy to set up, and they will give you access to all of the features that LibreOffice has to offer.

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