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Re: LibreOffice Portable

#61 Post by webfork » Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:34 pm

Some news about the latest version: a performance-focused version 6.4 is out with some nice changes:

https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blo ... ffice-6-4/

Two caveats: the portable version over on PA has not yet been updated to this version, and I generally recommend the "Still" or extended-release version, but this is still very nice to see. As MS Office 2016 seemed sluggish with the most recent update, this is especially welcome news.

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Re: LibreOffice Portable

#62 Post by starstuff » Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:06 pm

Hello,

I'm using portableapps' Libreoffice and I'm wondering does anybody know how to make other app see it as an installed version? I'm using Citavi and it has options to insert citations directly into Libreoffice. I'm hoping I dont have to install Libreoffice so I can still carry it on my flashdrive

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Re: LibreOffice Portable

#63 Post by webfork » Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:09 pm

starstuff wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:06 pm
I'm using portableapps' Libreoffice and I'm wondering does anybody know how to make other app see it as an installed version? I'm using Citavi and it has options to insert citations directly into Libreoffice. I'm hoping I dont have to install Libreoffice so I can still carry it on my flashdrive
When I tested this previously with Zotero, I unfortunately could not get it to interface with the portable version. Self-contained, portable software has loads of advantages but one of the disadvantages is lacking interface with related tools. Given the popularity of LibreOffice portable, you might put in a feature request, but they might see it as too small an audience.

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Re: LibreOffice Portable

#64 Post by webfork » Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:07 pm

Are there any active LibreOffice Portable users on the site? I'm getting a lot of crashes with LibreOffice and I'm using the more stable "Still" version. The most recent update didn't seem to impact that. I was using the installed version on one machine and fully portable version on my main computer. I bring it up here because the installer seems to crash very rarely.

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I haven't lost any data using LibreOffice for years but it's annoying to click through all these little error message over and over again.

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I'm trying really hard to make a go of the portable version rather than doing an install, both for the benefit of portable more broadly and just because I have tweaked the heck out my config and don't want to mess with re-adding / re-modifying.

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Re: LibreOffice Portable

#65 Post by SYSTEM » Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:28 pm

webfork wrote:
Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:07 pm
Are there any active LibreOffice Portable users on the site?
I use X-LibreOffice. I doubt your crashes would be related to differences between LO Portable and X-LO.

It's possible something in your configuration causes those crashes. You could try backing up your config, then deleting like half of the files there and seeing if crashing continues. (If it does, the problem is likely somewhere in the remaining files; otherwise it would be the remaining ones). You could divide-and-conquer until you have narrowed it down enough.

But that's not very practical if your crashes aren't reproducible, since in that case it'll be hard to say if it's still crashing or not.

I'm not encountering crashes, my use of X-LO is very lightweight. I work with very simple spreadsheets, mostly in CSV format.
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Re: LibreOffice Portable

#66 Post by thepiney » Wed Feb 03, 2021 11:58 pm

I removed LO on this system a while back due to issues with the drive. I'll check other portable installs on my other systems in the next few days and see if I have any crashes. I've been mostly using the most up to date version PortableApps has out. I see a .odt file listed in the pic, is that the file type your having issues with or others as well? If you give me a bit more info I'll see if I can reproduce the crash. I don't recall if I've had any while using LO in the recent past.

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Re: LibreOffice Portable

#67 Post by webfork » Thu Feb 04, 2021 8:36 am

SYSTEM wrote:
Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:28 pm
It's possible something in your configuration causes those crashes. You could try backing up your config, then deleting like half of the files there and seeing if crashing continues. (If it does, the problem is likely somewhere in the remaining files; otherwise it would be the remaining ones). You could divide-and-conquer until you have narrowed it down enough.
Some good suggestions. I'll try that, thanks.

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Re: LibreOffice Portable

#68 Post by webfork » Thu Feb 04, 2021 10:10 am

thepiney wrote:
Wed Feb 03, 2021 11:58 pm
If you give me a bit more info I'll see if I can reproduce the crash. I don't recall if I've had any while using LO in the recent past.
I think I'm actually using it in a way that wasn't intended, specifically associating DOC/ODT/etc. files with LibreOffice. That might be at the root of the problems I'm having. I don't want to suggest that this program is anything but amazing as LO it's one of my favorite programs, but part of that involvement means that I've got to be part of the effort to notify and help clear out any bugs.

Anyway, if I'm going to write up some kind of reproducible issue, I should probably generate a proper bug report. I just wanted to see if it was just me.

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