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Sigil Portable v0.9.6 New

webfork on 8 Jul 2016
  • 125MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Jun 2016
  • Suggested by ChemZ

Sigil is a tabbed editor for the EPUB format commonly used in eBooks. The program includes basic formatting, customizable fonts and styles, hot keys, and spellcheck. You can generate a table of contents, embed files (audio, video, or other), edit/add metadata, rearrange or split pages, add vector (SVG) images, and available "clips" for frequently entered text.

As the format is based on simple HTML, the program includes a WYSIWYG-style book vs. code view, the ability to modify cascading style sheets, and additional functionality via plugins. The program can even shrink some eBooks by discarding unused media elements.

Cross-platform with clients for Linux and OS X, and supports 24 languages. Sigil Portable is a wrapper version of the program, and X-Sigil is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch SigilPortable.exe.

Optionally, the user guide is available as a separate download.
Similar/alternative apps: KompoZer

KchmViewer Portable v7.5

webfork on 21 Apr 2016
  • 37MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Dec 2015
  • Suggested by joby_toss

KchmViewer is a viewer for help files (.CHM) that improves on Window's standard viewer with bookmarks, search options, full screen view, customizable interface, ability to export content, tabbed interface, and more.

Includes a basic e-books viewer (.EPUB).

The program is cross-platform (Mac/Linux). KchmViewer Portable is a portable version of the program. Alternatively, X-KchmViewer is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: GPLv3
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch KchmViewerPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Calibre, SumatraPDF
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2015-11-30 03:57

Great viewer, really nice.

webfork on 2015-12-30 00:31

It's hard to use this and then go back to the standard Windows CHM viewer: the additional features are just too good.

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STDU Viewer v1.6.375

Checker on 27 Apr 2015
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Apr 2015
  • Suggested by joby_toss

STDU (Scientific and Technical Documentation Utility) Viewer is intended to combine a variety of document, text, and graphics format viewers into one. The program includes a modern tabbed interface, search, rotate, thumbnail view, etc. The program can also export pages to an image file, create bookmarks, and more.

Primarily supporting formats used (as the program name suggests) for scientific/technical docs (TIFF, PDF, DjVu, XPS, and JBIG2), the program also supports a variety of others including FB2, Comic Book Archive (CBR or CBZ), TCR, PalmDoc(PDB), MOBI, AZW, EPub, DCX and both standard and specialized image formats (PCX, WMF, EMF, PSD).

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System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: GDIPLUS.DLL only on Windows 2000
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware for private or educational use -- commercial users must register.
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch STDUViewerApp.exe.
What's new?
  • Fix minor bugs.
Latest comments
I am Baas on 2013-10-04 01:30

@Craunch
Confirmed. Thanks.

Changed license to Freeware (ad supported).

Specular on 2014-07-22 08:38

Pretty decent PDF viewer, just the kind of lightweight app I was looking for. Unfortunately there is no 2-page face-to-face only layout view, as the 'face' layout it has scrolls down including any pages below. No idea why such an extra layout isn't included, as it's a better way to view books especially.

hamasaki on 2015-04-28 03:10

Doesn`t work half the time, keeps saying the epub file is corrupt. Yet, they open in Sumatra and just about any other epub viewer with no issues.

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Gwennel Doc v0.15

Midas on 7 Dec 2014

Gwennel is a lightweight word processor that takes an innovative approach to formatting options by separating them into a tree-like structure. This is useful for handling long documents with clear, organized formatting tools or for users who wish to focus on the text first and formatting second. Any style changes (such as headings, lists, or colors) are propagated throughout the entire document and, although only able to open and save OpenDocument (.odt) files, this makes the program a capable WYSIWYG editor. Additionally, users can open existing files and make rapid changes to the entire document.

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System Requirements: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch gwennel.exe.
Latest comments
Cornflower on 2010-07-30 13:50

It is not at all intuitive, but once you play with it a bit, It comes together.
I probably won't use it on my own computers where Open Office Portable is much handier, but as I like to keep my usb key light, I keep it there. Hint: go over your Open Office documents and see what styles you like to use, and update the openoffice-style.gwen template. I found this makes it more user friendly, as I am dealing with my own tastes.

tpig on 2011-03-12 06:57

I've tested it. I does support Unicode.

Midas on 2014-12-07 21:45

See also Gwennel Web: http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=12395 ...

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AbiWord Portable v2.8.6 Rev 3

webfork on 22 Jun 2016

AbiWord is a fast, basic word processor with live collaboration capabilities and broad file support. Includes support for tables, images, equations, fonts, paragraph settings, print options, etc. Drawn from a cross-platform code base, the program can open and save to a wide variety of file types including Word (.doc and .docx files), OpenOffice, and many more. Includes writing collaboration with other AbiWord users over the internet using the free AbiCollab.net site or a direct IP connection.

AbiWord Portable is a version from PortableApps.com. X-AbiWord is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: No
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AbiWordPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: LibreOffice (Writer)
What's new? Core:
  • Enable selections within table cells that span a whole page or more
  • Make sure g_thread_init is called before any other glib function, and remove a redundant gtk_init call
GUI:

Cross-platform:
  • Bug 9329: AbiWord uses the old auto save interval instead of the new one
  • Bug 11822: Auto save no longer works
  • Bug 11972: Table of Contents numbering style is not properly reset
  • Fix a memory leak in the Save As dialog
GTK+:
  • Bug 11764: Prevent an assert when using SCIM
  • Bug 11959: AbiWord crashes when opening the Select Revisions dialog
  • Bug 11974: Use a C++ callback to prevent uninitialized value errors in the Save As dialog
  • Bug 11974: Prevent invalid reads in the renderer by working around a bug in Pango
  • Bug 11975: File names are escaped when changing export type in the Save As dialog
  • Add the ability to render pages as images in the AbiWidget
  • Fix some memory leaks in the Pango renderer
  • Fix some memory leaks in the toolbar code
  • Update the Python bindings and examples to support the new render_page_to_image method
Import/Export:

Office OpenXML:
  • Bug 11987: OpenXML exporter saves invalid XML characters
OpenDocument:
  • Bug 11358: Default table cell properties are not exported
  • Bug 11863: Table formatting is lost during export
  • Bug 11938: Text box formatting is lost during import
  • Bug 11939: Framed images inside of text boxes are not imported
  • Bug 11941: Table cell border colors are not properly exported
RTF:
  • Bug 9643: Memory leak when importing lists
XHTML:
  • Bug 11971: Import inline style information from <pre> elements
  • Bug 11971: Import line-height values from XHTML files
Plug-Ins:

Charts:
  • Don't unref used scalar data
Latest comments
webfork on 2011-01-10 21:57

darkest: Abiword's image support isn't great. I recommend SoftMaker Office (http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1463).

juvera on 2011-11-12 14:21

Version 2.9.1 is available at sourceforge:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/portableapps/files/AbiWord%20Portable/Additional%20Versions/AbiWordPortableTest_2.9.1.paf.exe/download?_test=crossmerch

Sorry for posting this here.
This website is not really easy to navigate.
I can't find page for submitting notifications of updates or new products. It could be useful to have a direct link for submissions in the home page.

JohnTHaller on 2011-11-13 17:17

juvera: 2.9.1 is a development test, not a stable release. That's why PortableApps.com has the 2.8.x version listed as primary and then 2.9.x as a test for users to try out. PortableFreeware.com doesn't list development tests.

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