OpenOffice on a USB stick

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OpenOffice on a USB stick

Postby bstjean » Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:40 pm

I have OpenOffice 4.1.6 installed on Windows 10.

First, is there a way to install OpenOffice on a USB stick that I can use on another Windows PC that doesn't have OpenOffice installed?

Second, if I create such a USB stick, is there any risk that this would corrupt my OpenOffice already installed on my PC?

Third, do I need a special version (URL if this is the case) of OO to create such a disk?

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Re: OpenOffice on a USB stick

Postby RusselB » Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:17 pm

Welcome to the Forums.
While OpenOffice is intended to be installed to a hard drive, due to the space and location requirements, not just for the program, but also for the configuration files.
I haven't tried this myself, but I would lean towards using one of the portable versions, rather than the full version.
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Re: OpenOffice on a USB stick

Postby Villeroy » Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:28 pm

https://portableapps.com/ offers both OpenOffice and its successor LibreOffice.
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Re: OpenOffice on a USB stick

Postby bstjean » Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:58 pm

Now (drum roll), how do I set up all the java JARS (JRE & connector) on a USB stick so Base can work *only* from such a USB installation ?
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Re: OpenOffice on a USB stick

Postby Villeroy » Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:17 pm

Are you sure you need any Java features? Most people don't.
Copy the JRE directory from your local PC to the stick and point the portable office to that JRE.
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Re: OpenOffice on a USB stick

Postby bstjean » Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:35 pm

Yes! For Base. The JRE & Connector are necessary in my case (just MySQL connector)
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Re: OpenOffice on a USB stick

Postby Villeroy » Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:40 pm

I would expect that a simple directory copy works if the bitness factor is matched (32 vs 64 bit)
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Re: OpenOffice on a USB stick

Postby Lupp » Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:00 pm

There is also Java installer as a PortableApps .paf.exe file here: https://portableapps.com/apps/utilities/java_portable. It downloads Java while running and places it into "...\PortableApps\CommonFiles\Java of the PortableApps default folder structure.
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