has just released an awesome version of OpenOffice
that can run on any portable device like a USB thumbdrive. Aptly named Portable OpenOffice (a geeks nugget of joy)
, it's a fuly functional OpenOffice
version for a USB keydrive. Portable OpenOffice
has been optimized to perform faster and also extend the life of the USB key. It also has a specialized launcher
that allows you to execute OpenOffice
from a directory of your choice. The other devices Portable OpenOffice
is compatible with are: CDRW (in packet mode), ZIP drives, External Hard Drives, MP3 Players, Flash RAM Cards and many many more..
The current Portable OpenOffice
is for the windows platform
ONLY. The only issue with it as of now, is that It does not have support for Java
is NOT portable. Therefore this version of OpenOffice
does not include a JVM
and some functions of XHTML
will not function.
You can Download Portable OpenOffice from sourceforge.net
also has the Portable OpenOffice Launcher
. The Launcher
can be downloaded
from John Halers Website
can also be launched using a simple .BAT file. In order to use a .BAT file for launching Portable OpenOffice
. Simple save the following batch file in your program directory root. Please remember to alter the batch file IF you have renamed the PortableOpenOffice directory
echo Starting OpenOffice...
NOW life is a lot more simpler for me, as whenever I encounter a customer who does not have OpenOffice
installed (or cannot install it for some political reason)
on their desktops; I just run Portable OpenOffice
from my USB Drive and launch launch my sweet little OpenOffice
. and HEY !!! we now we are inter-operable !!!
The SourceForge project page for Portable OpenOffice is located at portableOO
Can life get any sweeter than this ;-)