Originally Posted by GlenBarrington
I hasten to add, that at http://portableapps.com/apps/office
, you can get a FREE version of either OpenOffice or LibreOffice that is designed to install on a thumb/flash drive.
Edit: I notice you can also get a portable version of Sigil ebook editor.
Another +1 vote for portableapps solutions. My paid work involves fiddling around in side lots of virtual machines - all my portable stuff goes with me from machine to machine, including all the settings etc, without needing separate installation. A couple of browsers, LibreOffice, The Gimp etc. etc. etc. These days having a portable option is high on my list of priorities when choosing software.