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Next version to be released?

Submitted by Jackz on June 13, 2011 - 9:27am

I was just curious as to what the next version of LibreOfficePortable will be. Can we expect a 3.4.x version next, or is the intention that the portable version will stick to the 3.3.x releases? Also (probably asking the impossible) can someone indicate more or less when we can expect the next portable version? Just a rough guess (accurate to within a month) would suffice.

OpenOffice files broken in LibreOffice

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Submitted by creibens on May 19, 2011 - 3:28am

I've got a file using indentation and tabs, created with OpenOffice Portable 3.2.0, the latest portable version currently available. The layout is fine in OpenOffice. When I open that file in LibreOffice Portable 3.3.2, the layout is broken.

Is this a general problem in LibreOffice, or is it an issue of the portable version?

I created a small file that demonstrates this problem. The file is self-explaining. Unfortunately, I did not find a way to upload it. So, if someone wants to take a look at it, just send me a message, and I will mail it.

Language issue: German spellchecking in Calc buggy

Submitted by depp.jones on May 16, 2011 - 4:45pm

Like in the subject: I (edit: sometimes) cannot choose german language for spellchecking in LibreOfficeCalc Portable. I can choose Dänisch (danish), the list entry before Deutsch (german), but when selecting german, it always jumps to English (USA). I can select other entries, but german simply is unselectable. Autocorrection does not work (edit: then) either.
Thesaurus and syllable division work, though.
I reinstalled the full install (clean install) because I used the experimental remove unwanted languages feature at first, but no luck, same issue.

Separate Program from Data File in LibreOffice Database

Submitted by PaulARLowe on May 15, 2011 - 5:42pm

I have developed an integrated OpenOffice Portable Base .odb file in version 3.20. The database has a number of related tables and several macros. When the database works, it is a great tool. However, I have become extremely frustrated with the number of times that the file has crashed and been unrecoverable. I have been advised that it would be more stable to create separate program and data files but the instructions for doing this on various forums is extremely complex and confusing.

-convert-to command line option

Submitted by drjones on April 26, 2011 - 12:44pm

I'm attempting to use the -convert-to command line option to convert files between formats without using LibreOffice's GUI. Here's an example command:

LibreOfficePortable.exe -headless -convert-to pdf untitled.odt

The command executes silently (returning no output of any sort), but doesn't appear to create an output file.

I've tried the command from both the Windows command line and from MSYS. I've also tried several other variants (such as calling soffice.exe directly) with the same result.

Has anyone had success with this operation?

Document File 'xyz.ods' is locked for editing by: Generic User 26.03.11 14:35 - OPEN READ ONLY / COPY / CANCEL

Submitted by aSystemOverload on April 18, 2011 - 5:01pm

Hi guys

has anyone come across the above when editing files on different machines? The files were saved and closed correctly, but they seem to keep getting 'locked for editing'



Unnecessary Files ?

Submitted by 8ball on April 17, 2011 - 5:03pm


what are these files ?
do I need them all ?

I suspect these to be Lang files, in this case I only need US-en.

I have already cleaned this folder:

and in this folder I found chinese french croatian hungarian japanese and korean

and I ask you, WTF ? my windows in Eng, my App platform is Eng so why would I need this junk ?

Editing of PDF documents

Submitted by tapsklaps on April 14, 2011 - 6:40pm

Since the version 3.3 of LibreOffice Portable Draw it's now possible to import and modify PDF documents. This is possible because of the already contained PDF Import extension (look at Tools -> Extension Manager). In older versions this extension had to be installed.

After I've imported a PDF file, I had to find that some symbols of the original document were not imported correctly. For example, arrows and check boxes were replaced by strange characters. Probably the above-mentioned extension is responsible for this error. Or knows someone a solution for this problem?

LibreOffice (3.3.2 Final) Optimal Settings for G.T.D. (getting things done)

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Submitted by William Berzoff on April 12, 2011 - 10:23am

Hi there,

On the page of many apps there is a tutorial for the best settings to optimize running the application as smoothly and fast as possible. The portable Firefox page has such a Tut linked to it. What I'd like to ask if it is possible to create such a Tut for LibreOffice portable too.
What I'd like to know is whether to enable or disable features such as usage of cache memory, enabling recording of last used projects etc. How should the settings be for best possible performance ? Especially startup time of LOo is very long right now.