LibreOffice Portable 3.6.2 (complete office suite) Released

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Submitted by John T. Haller on October 9, 2012 - 9:07am and The Document Foundation are proud to announce the release of LibreOffice Portable 3.6.2. 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 office suite wherever you go. This release updates LibreOffice to the latest version and improves runtime library detection. 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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If you get the error, soffice.exe and soffice.bin are running on your system. That's the only way that error can come up.

If you got an error with the download, you may be pointing to a mirror with an incomplete copy. Any chance you can determine which one?

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If you receive that message, then soffice.exe or soffice.bin is running on your PC. That's the ONLY way that messafe shows. You can run task manager and then click Show Processes From All Users to see it. It's not an error with the installer. It's purposely telling you to close LibreOffice and OpenOffice before installing.

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On first attempting the update I had an error but second attempt worked fine. Sorry, can't remember what the error was now.

Is this app now meant to be an incremental update as I had to d/l the full installation? Or is it just with certain updates that the IU feature will come into play?

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Only same-version patches. As explained in the announcement thread, it would be pointless on new versions of apps as nearly every file is updated, meaning the patch file would be as large as the regular installer anyway. Difference patching of changes in EXEs and similar is not an option as it would be very slow on USB flash drives. Plus a lot of work to implement that I don't have time for at the moment.

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and install to my local hdd with Win 7 Home Premium.

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The last few versions of LibreOffice have failed to run for me, with the error message:

" Launcher cannot be started. You may wish to re-install to fix this issue. (ERROR: J:\Portable Apps\LibreOffice\App\AppInfo\appinfo.ini could not be found)"

However, I have verified that the file is there. Reinstalling hasn't changed anything for me. Any other ideas?

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That usually indicates a corruption on the drive or a permissions issue (with NTFS).

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