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Announcing LibreOffice Portable, a Full-Featured Office Suite For USB, Removable and Cloud Drives

Filed under: Announcements — Florian Effenberger @ 14:34

Announcing LibreOffice Portable, a Full-Featured Office Suite For USB, Removable and Cloud Drives and The Document Foundation are proud to announce the immediate availability of LibreOffice Portable 3.3, a portable version of the free productivity suite for Windows.

LibreOffice Portable runs right from a USB flash drive or cloud drive and allows users to use a full-featured word processor, spreadsheet, presentation tool, database and drawing program on every PC with no installation needed.  It’s a great way to carry your documents, spreadsheets and presentations along with everything you need to edit them with you wherever you go.  Like all software in Format, it works at home, work or school, in a net cafe, even in your local library, making it easy to essentially carry your computer right in your pocket.

LibreOffice Portable includes all the new features in the just-released LibreOffice 3.3 including SVG support, improved PDF support, better document protection, usability enhancements, improved compatibility and thousands of other fixes and improvements.  LibreOffice Portable makes use of’s award-winning portable software technology to allow it to run without affecting the host PC or requiring administrative rights to install.  No changes needed to be made to LibreOffice itself to make it portable.

“LibreOffice is a wonderful addition to our lineup of portable software and will be a big hit with our users”, said John T. Haller, lead developer of  “The Document Foundation has been great to work with and we look forward to a long partnership.”

“We’ve been working with to ensure a portable version of LibreOffice would be available in conjunction with the 3.3 release”, said Florian Effenberger, Steering Committee Member of The Document Foundation.  “Many of our users are fans of portable software and working with an open source platform was a natural fit for us.”

LibreOffice Portable is available for immediate download free of charge from and

About is the world’s most popular portable software solution allowing you to take your favorite software with you. A fully open source and free platform, it works on any portable storage device (USB flash drive, iPod, memory card, portable hard drive, etc) or cloud drive and lets you carry your favorite desktop software with you and use it on any computer. With millions of users all over the world and a full collection of open source software as well as freeware and commercial software and partners in the software and hardware industry, is the most complete solution for life on the go.

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Press Contacts For

John T. Haller (United States)
Phone: 646-289-5002 extension 2

Press Contacts The Document Foundation

Florian Effenberger (Germany)
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Mobile: +49 151 14424108
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Olivier Hallot (Brazil)
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Charles H. Schulz (France)
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  1. Awesome news!… I was hoping for this to happen! Please, keep ’em coming for future versions.

    Comment by tuqueque — 2011/01/27 @ 14:59

  2. Great idea! Only one day after release and we already have a portable version. I remember when I was using the Open Office, the portable versions delay much time to be released. Thanks for this awesome news, keep it up and update in every release :D


    Comment by Willian — 2011/01/27 @ 17:09

  3. Thanks a lot!!!

    Comment by lxne — 2011/01/27 @ 21:38

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  6. i have been waiting for this. now i can delete my openoffice portable and replace it with libreoffice… thanks you very much

    Comment by Marc Edig — 2011/01/28 @ 02:22

    • Mits – you are joking right? It works from Apple’s Pod in disk mode.

      It’s not a typo. Surely you know Apple is getting less, not more, open. Apple’s Pad is lacking this feature without a hack.

      Comment by Smurfulus — 2011/01/29 @ 15:50

  7. Great! Now let’s wait till the millions of iPod users come to the support forum complaining they can’t install it…

    (Just joking, please fix the typo, surely you mean the iPad and not the iPod :-) )

    Comment by Mits — 2011/01/28 @ 18:15

  8. works very well. Other portable apps just leave information under Application data or similar.

    Comment by Ismael — 2011/01/29 @ 09:44

  9. Nice! Cheers for the great software you’re making!

    I wish there were some easy ways for end users to make feature suggestions and ask question and actually get replies, i.e. a dedicated forum. I have tried the IRC channel but no one replied at all when I asked questions. For example, Impress has had almost zero feature enhancements for many, many years. I have tried posting in the old Open Office forums and filing bug reports and requests for the old Open Office but nothing seems to make any difference.

    I wish you had a dedicated blog for each part of the Office suite. So that we could get a feel of what is moving and what is not. And why not do blogposts where actual devs talk loosely about plans for this or that part of the suite and ask for specific feedback?

    Comment by adam — 2011/01/30 @ 19:36

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  11. That’s the way!

    I have been using open source software for much of my work.
    Openoffice is/was being regularly used by me both on linux (ubuntu) and windows (XP).
    After SUN taken over by Oracle I have shifted to LibreOffice and followed through the updates.
    The portable version will be very useful.

    What about the portable version of LibreOffice for linux?

    Thanks indeed,

    Comment by Nagin Chand — 2011/02/01 @ 05:09

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  14. How about a MAC version?

    Comment by Glenn — 2011/02/03 @ 14:50

  15. How about a version for the MAC?

    Comment by Glenn Stumpp — 2011/02/03 @ 14:50

  16. Portable LibreOffice OS X is available from

    Comment by CGand — 2011/02/03 @ 15:19

  17. Why is Slovenian not included? Why is TDF standing behind a project and allowing to use LibreOffice name if the package offered does not support all languages included in the official LO release?
    What an embarrassment for the TDF.

    Comment by Martin Srebotnjak — 2011/02/10 @ 07:58

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  20. There is also a Portable Linux App here:

    just download ad execution attribute and double click…it works out of the box

    Comment by Mutek — 2011/02/23 @ 09:30

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