how to update SMFree Portable Version?

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heinz57g
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how to update SMFree Portable Version?

Post by heinz57g » Tue Jun 28, 2016 7:37 pm

just received notification that you have released revision 758, and offer it for
download - and have downloaded it.

but how do i in now update my Portable Version on an USB stick?

without, hopefully, having to re-set all my preferences and settings?

since that was the only one i ever needed, thats the only version i still have!

greets - heinz

roi
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Re: how to update SMFree Portable Version?

Post by roi » Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:44 am

 
I'm interested in this too, i only use Textmaker Free portable but as heinz57g i'd like to know how to update SMFree portable, thanks :!:
 

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Re: how to update SMFree Portable Version?

Post by sven-l » Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:49 am

The only way is to delete the installation folder on the USB stick and to re-install FreeOffice on the USB stick after you installed the update to rev.758 on your PC.
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Re: how to update SMFree Portable Version?

Post by Jossi » Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:12 am

Inside your installation folder on the USB stick there is a subfolder called "SoftMaker", containing all settings and templates. If you copy this folder elsewhere before following Sven's advice and copy it back afterwards before running one of the office programs, you won't have to reconstruct your settings manually.

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Re: how to update SMFree Portable Version?

Post by roi » Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:07 pm

 
2 sven-l & Jossi, thanks

I will like to suggest that SMFree 2016 portable license, considering that is freeware and can be installed on a pendrive, should not be tied to a specific computer

Now each time that i try to use my SMFree 2016 pendrive on another computer it asks me to introduce a new serial number, thanks again :!:
 

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Re: how to update SMFree Portable Version?

Post by sven-l » Fri Jul 01, 2016 8:12 am

After installing FreeOffice on the usb stick, please start it from that usb device and enter the product key before you remove it from the USB port. That way the license should be stored in the USB installation.
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