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neoluk
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Not able to save docs in OpenOffice

Hi all, I've installed portableSuite (full version), on my pen drive. Everything is working correctly but I cannot save any doc created with Openoffice, whether a text or a spreadsheet or a presentation. The "save" button is not working at all as well as the "Save" and "Save as" command in the "File" menu. I can only discard the documents and close the program. In the meanwhile AbiWord is working properly. Any suggestion?

Thanks Luca

John T. Haller
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Using 2.0.1?

If you're using 2.0.1, install the patch that is suggested right on the Portable OO.o page:
https://portableapps.com/apps/office/suites/portable_openoffice

Look below the download button.

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That patch doesn't fix this problem

I correctly applied (ie. unzipping in the PortableOpenOffice folder) the patch:
http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/portableoo/portable_openoffice_2.0.1_...

...to a fresh download of the "Portable Apps Suite" and copied it to my USB drive. But when I launch PortableOpenOffice, the same problem persists! Not being able to save documents at all is a HUGE bug!
Because of this, I think this patch should be merged into the PortableOpenOffice downloadable ASAP, as it's easy to miss that fine print about the patch under that big, juicy red download button here:
https://portableapps.com/apps/office/suites/portable_openoffice

Thanks for doing this project BTW, I think this project is a killer app that so many novice users will love. Novice users face a huge problem as they don't know how to manage files at all, find them, or back them up, thusly hitting a brick wall whenever a hard drive breaks, a virus causes the need for a complete re-install, etc. Saving to the USB drive by default is a huge, huge gain for them!

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You need to upgrade Portable OO.o

The version in the suite is 2.0, which had issues.

First, upgrade Portable OO.o in the suite:
https://portableapps.com/support/portable_openoffice#upgrading

Then apply the patch. A new version of the suite is in the works (as is an easier way to upgrade).

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