LibreOffice Portable 4.1.0 (complete office suite) Released

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Submitted by John T. Haller on July 27, 2013 - 2:29pm and The Document Foundation are proud to announce the release of LibreOffice Portable 4.1.0. 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 it installs in as little as 221MB. You can also buy it on the Carbide: The Safest, Most Secure USB Flash Drive on Earth. 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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With the 4.1.0 release, we've updated the language set included in the smaller 'Normal' vs 'All' package to reflect the top 11 languages spoken online. The Normal package now includes English (US and
GB), Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), French, German,
Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazilian and Portugal), Russian,
and Spanish. Users looking for Danish, Dutch, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, and Polish should now download the MultilingualAll package instead of MultilingualNormal. Platform users, the correct package will be automatically selected for you.

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I haven't read this post before, so got a bit surprised when the
"Normal" installer asked me about the language options. Full disappointment came afterwards, when I realized there is no Polish UI in the installed suite... The answer was here. Now I will have to download the "All" version just to have the extra languages removed. +50MB of wasted bandwidth...

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It's all about balancing size. And Polish has a much smaller online population than Arabic and the other languages included in the default (either English or Chinese by themselves have more online users than all languages outside the top 10 combined). We've been debating switching it to just 'All' for everything.

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After installation of Libre Office 4.1, Norton internet security automatically isolates two files: libxml.dll and unopkg.exe. Therefore, to start LO4.1 at all, you must first allow these two files to be restored.
That is the first time for me that a Libre Office file was considered to be infected.
Well, hopefully it was right to restore the suspicious files. Beside that, now everything works as usual.

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Norton/Symantec has more false positives than any of the other major antivirus engines, especially their heuristic engine (read: not definitions of known malware, just a 'guess' it 'might' be something bad). You'll need to wait for them to fix their latest issue. I'd suggest reporting it to them and submitting a sample.

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4 attempts at updating via platform on 2 different machines both give me the following error message

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I'm getting the same error, ever since the last update.... could someone please leave information on this error?