Software & Apps Apps Your Easiest Way to Update LibreOffice How to Automatically or Manually Install the Latest Bug Fixes for Windows or Mac by Cindy Grigg Writer Cindy Grigg is a former freelance contributor to Lifewire and a productivity writer who teaches Microsoft Office software to students and pros. our editorial process Cindy Grigg Updated on September 11, 2020 Apps Best Apps Payment Services Tweet Share Email LibreOffice is easy and free to update, but if you've never done it before it can be frustrating to figure out the specific steps. Here are your easiest ways to set and apply automatic or manual updates. Once you set up how you prefer to stay updated, it should be less of a chore in the future. Instructions in this article apply to LibreOffice 6.0 or higher. How to Update LibreOffice Automatically This method is your easiest option for updating LibreOffice. Automatic updates should be the default. You can double-check your settings to make sure Automatic updates are selected. Make sure you are connected to the internet. It might sound obvious, but make sure you have a reliable internet connection before you attempt a download. Both automatic and manual updates for LibreOffice require an online connection. Open LibreOffice. In the Tools menu, choose Options. Select Online Update in the Options window. Under Check for updates automatically, specify how often the program seeks online updates by selecting Every Day, Every Week, or Every Month. (You can also opt to select Check Now.) Select OK to apply the setting. When an update is available, an icon in the menu bar pops up. Click this icon or message to begin downloading available updates. If LibreOffice is configured to download the files automatically, the download starts immediately. How to Choose Manual Updates for LibreOffice While automatic updates are recommended, it is also fairly simple to manually update your LibreOffice programs. You just have to remember to do it. Open LibreOffice. In the Tools menu, choose Options. Select Online Update in the Options window. Select Check Now. The Check for Updates dialog box opens and displays any available updates or a message that LibreOffice is up to date. Select Install if any updates are found. How to Update Extensions It is possible you may need to manually update LibreOffice extensions from time to time. Extensions are optional features you can install to the core LibreOffice suite, to expand what it can do. Again, extensions can cause glitches if they do not stay updated, but the good news is running either update method should also update your extensions. Open LibreOffice. Select Tools and choose Extension Manager. Select Check for Updates. If any updates are available in the Extension Updates list, choose Install. Close the Extension Manager window when updates are complete. Problems? Make sure you are logged in as the administrator. You will most likely need to have administrator rights on your computer to download updates for LibreOffice.