LibreOffice Portable

Powerful open source alternative to Microsoft Office

LibreOffice Portable is an all-in-one professional office productivity and management package for your PC. View full description

PROS

  • Open source
  • Complete office productivity suite
  • Compatible with Microsoft Office and PDF

CONS

  • It takes time to learn certain advanced features

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LibreOffice Portable is an all-in-one professional office productivity and management package for your PC.

In the same vein as other open source productivity suites like OpenOffice.org, LibreOffice boasts a comprehensive set of office management tools arguably on par with Microsoft Office itself. LibreOffice Portable offers six different office management tools to meet your project management needs: Text Document, Spreadsheet, Presentation, Drawing, Database, and Formula.

Text Document is relatively synonymous with Microsoft Word, where Spreadsheet is like Excel. Presentation mirrors Microsoft's PowerPoint, and Database is similar to Access. Then you also have two additional programs in Drawing and Formula, which are an added bonus to the entire package. LibreOffice Portable is compatible with Microsoft Office's document formats and also supports PDFs natively. It also has its own document format called Open Document.

Unfortunately, if you're unfamiliar with Microsoft Office products, this program might take a little additional time to get used to, particularly if you want to master some of its more advanced features. Regular Microsoft Office users will find LibreOffice Portable's interface quite similar, however, and should pick up on how to use its various programs without too much difficulty.

A great alternative to Microsoft Office, LibreOffice Portable is a must-try for managing your various office projects.

Changes

  • This release is bit-for-bit identical to the 3.3.4 Release Candidate 1, so you don't need to download or reinstall if you have that version already
  • The distribution for Windows is an international build, so you can choose the user interface language that you prefer. Help content is available via an online service, or alternatively as a separate install
  • For Windows users that have OpenOffice.org installed, we advise uninstalling that beforehand, because it registers the same file type associations
  • If you run Windows 2000, you may require this update before being able to install LibreOffice
  • If you run Linux, the GCJ Java variant has known issues with LibreOffice, we advise to e.g. use OpenJDK instead
  • LibreOffice contains all the security fixes from OpenOffice.org in 3.3.0, and perhaps more as a side-effect of the code clean-ups
LibreOffice Portable

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LibreOffice Portable 4.0.4