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GeneralPortableApps.com : Convoluted success story of OpenOffice Pin
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A couple of years ago I downloaded OpenOffice from the PortableApps.com - Portable software for USB, portable, and cloud drives[^] site. I have it installed on another desktop machine that is only available to me via remoting.

I use OpenOffice Writer. It just so happens that the version (3.2.0) I downloaded was extremely good but I didn't exactly know that.

OpenOffice 4.x Chokes & Explodes
Here on my laptop I have a newer version of OpenOffice (4.x or something) and it is the non-portable version. When I open up my 250+ page document with over 200 images in it, it chokes and explodes. I tried it multiple times but it will not load the doc.

LibreOffice : Not So Great - Loads Slow / Scrolls Hardly
The portable version is on another computer so I decided to download the latest LibreOffice 5.1.x and try it out. It doesn't choke or explode but it takes it 1 to 2 minutes to load the document. After it loads I cannot scroll the document at all. I can move it about 2 lines at a time. Ridiculous.

Okay, so I went to the portableapps site and was going to download OpenOffice portable to this computer but it said it was going to take over an hour via sourceforge. What?

My Way: 10 Minutes
So I remoted to the machine I already have it on, zipped up the portable app again. Dropped it to my Google Drive and downloaded it here and unzipped it.

Loads & Scrolls : Amazing
I opened the document with the Portable App OpenOffice v3.2.0 and it opened the document in sub-seconds. And it live-scrolls -- redraws perfectly while scrolling -- over the entire 250+ page doc.

disclaimer: I am not affiliated in any way with portableapps.com or openoffice v3.2.0 Laugh | :laugh:
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