With these simple steps, you can install the latest LibreOffice and Microsoft fonts (Arial, Times New Roman) on your Ubuntu/Debian computer.

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Downloading and installing LibreOffice

  1. Go to LibreOffice website and download “Linux (64bit) (deb)” option.
  2. Open a terminal inside folder where LibreOffice downloaded and unpack it.
  3. Change directory to “DEBS” folder inside the new LibreOffice unpacked folder.
  4. Install packages with dpkg.
    sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Installing Microsoft TrueType fonts

  • Install ttf-mscorefonts-installer.
    sudo apt install ttf-mscorefonts-installer -y
  • You can also download the package from a Debian mirror (like this) and use dpkg to install it. In this case, you may have to execute sudo apt-get -f install if there is a dependency problem and sudo fc-cache -f -v to reload font cache after install.

Open source alternatives

You can download open source versions of the Microsoft-proprietary fonts: fonts-liberation2 for example.

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