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How did you make OpenOffice portable and why must it be installed?

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lwc
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How did you make OpenOffice portable and why must it be installed?

I was wondering if OpenOffice always stores its settings in INI file/s and that's why you can make it portable?

Also, if it's portable, why must I install anything at all? I'd expect it to be plug and play...

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You do not "install" the portable version you just extract it from a ZIP file into the directory you want to run it from. John has helpfully used 7ZIP to create a self-extracting exe that you download from this site.

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I believe so.
Also, if it's portable, why must I install anything at all? I'd expect it to be plug and play...
You don't install anything. It is built from NSIS code because NSIS is easy to learn.
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