LibreOffice Portable (complete office suite) Released

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Submitted by John T. Haller on September 17, 2012 - 2:53pm and The Document Foundation are proud to announce the release of LibreOffice Portable LibreOffice Portable is a full-featured office suite -- including a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation tool, drawing package and database -- packaged as a portable app, so you can take all your documents and office suite wherever you go. This release fixes long path support and improves runtime detection. Platform users with 3.6.1 installed will get an update download that's only 9MB. And it installs in as little as 260MB. LibreOffice Portable is packaged in Format so it can easily integrate with the Platform. And it's open source and completely free.

LibreOffice is packaged for portable use with permission and assistance from The Document Foundation

Update automatically or install from the portable app store in the Platform.


LibreOffice Portable is a full-featured office suite that's compatible with Microsoft Office, Word Perfect, Lotus and other office applications. It's easy-to-use and feature-rich, performing nearly all of the functions you'd expect in an office suite, but at no cost.

Learn more about LibreOffice... Installer / Format

LibreOffice Portable is packaged in a Installer so it will automatically detect an existing installation when your drive is plugged in. It supports upgrades by installing right over an existing copy, preserving all settings. And it's in Format, so it automatically works with the Platform including the Menu and Backup Utility.


LibreOffice Portable is available for immediate download from the LibreOffice Portable homepage. Get it today!

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John T. Haller's picture

Fixed, thanks. I missed the dots when I double-checked it before.

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Hi John,

Does LibreOffice Portable have Bookman Old font?

In Writer, can you save to plain text .txt - not plain text(.csv)?

Libre Write 3.6.2 non-portable version does not allow you to save to plain text .txt.

If LibreOffice Portable does not allow you to save to
plain text .txt, is there another portable version which does and could you please share that link to the download?

Libre non-portable does allow you to save to plain text .txt but does not have Bookman Old font.

Thank you.

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We're on 3.6.2 now. 3.6.1 is no longer supported or recommended. Bookman Old has not been included with any version of LibreOffice as it is not a free font. Writer 3.6.2 in portable and local saves to TXT but not CSV as CSV is for spreadsheets, aka Calc.

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Hi John,

Bookman Old font shows up in my list of fonts in Libre Portable 3.6.1 but is that from my installation of Word 2003 that the font becomes available from?

I can not save to plain text .txt only .csv in my version so I'm considering deleting 3.6.1 and installing 3.6.2 if I can save to plaint text .txt in 3.6.2.

Since a portable version is not installed but is resident on my hard drive do I just delete the Libre Office folder? It's not listed in my programs so I can't uninstall it.

Or do I just install portable 3.6.2 right over 3.6.1 and don't have to delete anything?

Also, is there any feature or function that the installed full version of Libre Office has that the portable version does not have?

Thanks so much.

All apps support updates where you install the new version right over the old one.
As far as I know, LibreOffice Portable has everything the local version has, except for some features that need Java. if you dont have Java installed, naturally these features wont work.

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