I’m using LO Portable 188.8.131.52 on a Win 7 Pro machine, primarily, although I don’t think that’s critical for my question.
Forms created in Base can be saved as Writer files, .odt. When linked back to the database the .odt file can be used directly to function as the form. This avoids having to launch the database file. These standalone forms can also be aggregated into another Writer file to create a “switchboard”, using, for example, push buttons for each form. Both of these approaches are good ways to make the database easier to use for less computer comfortable users.
When trying the same approach with either queries or reports, the file seems to be savable only back into the database. Is there a way to create an external file similar to the forms method? Lacking that, is there a way to create a desktop shortcut that would run the query or report?