LibreOffice Portable 3.3.2 (complete office suite) Released

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Submitted by John T. Haller on March 30, 2011 - 10:27am
->Deutsch and The Document Foundation are proud to announce the release of LibreOffice Portable 3.3.2. 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 everything you need to work with them wherever you go. This release updates LibreOffice to the latest version, introduces support for all 57 languages available from LibreOffice and has several performance improvements. It also introduces an experimental installer option to remove dictionaries, templates and additional items from the extra languages saving your hundreds of MBs on your device. If this is your first visit to in a while, we have over 100 new free apps available and weekly updates on our upcoming platform release. LibreOffice Portable is packaged in Format so it can easily integrate with the Suite. And it's open source and completely free.

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LibreOffice is packaged for portable use with permission and assistance from The Document Foundation Platform 2.0 Beta 5 users, just click 'Check for Updates' in the menu to update.


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 Suite 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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cause it is the truth Smile

Thank You, John!

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If you go to the LibreOffice website, you can see that there are some new features that they've added that aren't available on OpenOffice.
The biggest advantage from the PortableApps standpoint is that OpenOffice has been stonewalling us ever since they were bought by Oracle, so we haven't been able to release a new version of OpenOffice (even though it's Open Source, Oracle owns the branding, so we need permission for that).

LibreOffice has drawn a lot of the excellent developers away from the OpenOffice project, and they are rewriting the code to fix some old longstanding problems. That being said, the rewrite has resulted in a few bugs - the docx issue listed in this thread is one, and there are a number of issues with the PDF export (for example, text fields get misaligned).

LibreOffice is very quickly resolving the bugs though, and I expect that we'll see this fixed by the next release.

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LibreOffice is essentially the same as OOo. It's just that when Oracle started to squeeze on the community, the developers left and "forked" LibreOffice. They added many community-developed features to it as well.

So it's even better Smile

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It's been "preparing to upgrade" for 15 minutes now...

Wait... there it goes Biggrin

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Yeah, that means it's deleting the old files first. And there are a LOT of them Smile

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Please keep in mind that LibreOffice still has problems opening some DOCX files created with MS Word (at least Word 2007). My installation of Libre crashed on one of the DOCX files and could not display accurately a few others. So, it is not a perfect substitute for the Word, if you are planning to work with Word files... On the other hand, that is why a portable version may be a better choice than the full install :).


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Everything has DOCX issues including Word. Although Microsoft's Office Open XML format was supposed to be a standard, it doesn't work right as nothing actually follows the standard, not even MS Office. So, no one should be using DOCX for anything. If you want compatibility, things should be saved to DOC. If you want standardized XML formats that interoperate with other things, Open Document Format is the most future-compatible and standards-based. It is worth noting, though, that MS Office has certain features related to ODF purposely broken so some spreadsheet functionality will not interoperate.

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LibreOffice has all the features of, all the features from Go-oo and additional functionality being added to it. I'm using it as my primary office suite now.

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I'm still getting an error message when I'm trying to start it.. has something to do with spaces in the folder's name.

Too bad, I thought this was going to get fixed.

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You need to change the path you have it installed to so it doesn't have spaces in it. LibreOffice will crash if there are spaces due to the way it handles paths internally, so we show a message telling the user the issue instead. So if it's currently X:\Portable Apps\LibreOfficePortable, change it to X:\PortableApps\LibreOfficePortable. It's always best to install apps to X:\PortableApps so they can easily find each other and so installers will automatically detect your installation.

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I know it's nothing to do with, so I'm not blaming you, but this is just stupid. OOo worked fine with spaces in paths, *nix OSs handle spaces in paths, why doesn't LO?

Hasn't this been a basic requirement of software since Win95 came out?

NIS flagged scalc, swriter, sdraw, simpress, smath and sweb as containing the Suspicious.Cloud trojan. NIS removed the files during the installation. I could disable NIS in order to install LibreOffice, but the question remains as to whether or not an actual trojan is installed in this download.

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It's what's known as a false positive (aka Norton making a mistake). Here's a scan of scalc.exe so you can see the issue. Please report it to Norton. They're usually pretty good about fixing their mistakes.

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I like the idea of removing unnecesary language files on install/update of LibreOffice, been trying to find an app to do this for all my apps automatically using relative paths, but nothing exists for that purpose. There are apps for keeping lists of files for regular deletion but they use absolute paths.

Would it be possible to add auto language file removal to all your apps?


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Help File points to instead of LibreOffice. Someone forgot to change the help file when they packaged this.

Also, within the program, the height of the buttons and the menus are 60 pixels, while the buttons themselves are only 25 pixels in height. With a menu row and 2 button rows, this takes up too much valuable screen real estate. I'll not be using this until this annoyance is fixed. Anyone else have the large buttons? Or did something mess up in my install?

Have you tried Tools > Options > LibreOffice > View > Icon Size and style ?

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Yes, I tried that. It will change the size of the icons inside the toolbar but not the height of the toolbar. Very frustrating.

I'd chunk this and try the regular install instead of portable, but I need the portability, and I also don't want to have this program write to my registry until after I know it functions properly.

Probably another one of those "bugs on the 32-bit XP but not on other 64-bit systems."

Makes it totally unusable for me, too. I haven't deleted it yet, in hopes that someone knows how to configure it to fix the actual toolbar height. Scaling doesn't work either. Makes the icons and menu text smaller, but toolbars remain the same height. Really strange.

I don't see that kind of problem here.

Instead of 32 versus 64, I'd guess it might have something to do with your screen size, screen resolution, and/or system fonts.

Maybe you can see what's up with those kind of settings?

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I just DL'd and installed the latest LOP and it is just fine.
This is such a big obvious thing that if other people saw it, we would have gotten similar complaints.
You can try deleting it and doing a fresh download and install.

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I can't verify this, and I actually have my doubts regarding it, but someone mentioned that they thought LibreOfficePortable was pulling settings from OpenOffice.orgPortable and trying to use them; if that is in fact something that LibreOfficePortable tries to do then it would make sense that some odd things might occur.
I'd recommend deleting your Data folder from X:\PortableApps\LibreOfficePortable (assuming you're using the standard PortableApps location) it will then use the rebuild a new Data folder from the DefaultData included with it, thus resetting it to defaults and fixing any errors caused by a misconfiguration as I'm suggesting that it may be.


I'm not using the portable version, but I am using the latest 3.3.2 installed.
At the default values, the toolbars are 30 pixels high, and the menu is 27 pixels.

Oh, and thanks J Neutron. I wanted to change the icons, since the automatically selected Tango icons weren't 100% complete for the LO functions (zoom to selection was the same as zoom optimal, z.B.) while the Galaxy is.

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The app is pretty configurable, but with that comes a certain level of complexity.

Glad I could highlight this spot for you.

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