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#1 jmoore0602

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 09:57 AM

Hi all,

 

I'm running an old Samsung NP-NC10 netbook with Windows XP. It has a 16GB SSD (14.8 GB usable) and 2GB of RAM. It's just for tinkering and occasionally for writing papers or presentations while deployed. I'm looking for one of the free office suites for offline work, but need to know what has the smallest footprint. Windows and the AV/Firewall software only take about 5GB, so I have a little over 9GB left. While LibreOffice fits, it fills most of the drive and I really only need Word/Excel/Powerpoint equivalents. Everything else is fluff I likely won't use. Thank you in advance for your time and your help.

 

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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 10:19 AM

You have a few options

 

Use Google Docs  

 

Use Office 365 free  Edit: I missed the offline part, sorry.

 

 

Install the portable version of LibreOffice to a USB flash drive and run it form there. Double click the exe file and install it to your flash drive. You can also install the Portable Apps Launcher then install Libre Office. This will allow you to easily launch other portable apps from the main interface.

 

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 11:02 AM

Thanks! The worst part is, I use PortableApps for diagnostics and troubleshooting. I completely forgot all of the other things it can do (like run LibreOffice).



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Posted 22 May 2017 - 11:17 AM

You could also look at Softmaker Free Office or WPS Office Free.

 

Also, if you don't want to "go portable" doesn't Libre Office allow you to install just the selected products out of the suite that you want?  I honestly can't remember the answer to that question.  I know that some of these suites do just that.


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