LibreOffice 3.5 was released a few days ago. This is the third major release of the popular open source office suite. With this version LibreOffice has taken a huge leap in terms of features. One of the most important feature is the a new grammar checking tool.
There are many other new features in the latest version of LibreOffice, chech them out here. I wanted LibreOffice 3.5 on my PC (openSUSE KDE) as soon as possible. Unfortunately, the latest version is not yet in openSUSE repos (the team is working hard on it). But, that doesn't mean you can't run openSUSE 12.1. It's very easy to install LibreOffice in openSUSE 12.1.
Thanks to Basil Chupin for helping me out with this guide.
1. First you need to uninstall the installed version of LibreOffice from your openSUSE PC. You may have to uninstall a couple of packages. Make sure all of the LibreOffice packages are removed.
2. Download the appropriate version from here (which would be .rpm files for 3.5)
3. Extract the files in a folder
4. Now open Konsole/Terminal and become root
5. Change the directory to where you extracted the files. It should be an RPMS folder under LibO_3... where all rpm files are extracted.
6. Now, run this command:
rpm -Uvh *.rpm
7. Once it runs successfully and it installs all the packages, again change directory to this folder 'desktop-integration/' which is under RPMS folder.
8. Now run this command
rpm -Uvh *suse*.rpm
If everything goes well, you will have LibreOffice 3.5 running on your openSUSE PC.