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Writer with pictures often fails.

asked 2012-05-09 10:24:55 +0200

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I use a lot of writer docs with many pictures in it. when I review the comment, the auto-save is running and from time to time, it seems to have problem, even if no warning appear. I know there is a problem as all the pictures disappear (only a square remains claiming "reading error" ) Often it affect all the writer document open if they also have even only one pictures (most have at list a logo…)

It is new since libreoffice 3.4 I never had this problem before.

But as it is not a strict and clear bug, I don't know how to qualify it. Moreover it happens only since the recent big update in Linux Mint LMDE (The change includes changing to libreoffice 3.4) So it could be a Linux Mint bug…

I don't think hardware limitation … 4gb of ram + swap

but maybe something with memory options of libreoffice 3.4?

Any comments advices would be welcome.

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I get exactly this issue in the new LibreOffice 4.2. I still can't load up a chapter of a book (words + pictures) without multiple 'read errors'. I've never been able to use Libre Office because of this bug, which forces me to continue to use Microsoft Office + Windows.

Is there any remedy? Perhaps switching off autosave? Or will the problem persist with saving?

It's amazing that such a bug persists in such a large application, that continues to add bells and whistles, but doesn't support a clean transition from it's 'target' competitor.

Please help!

cxbell gravatar imagecxbell ( 2014-02-05 05:28:57 +0200 )edit

Yeah, I've dealt with this for quite a while on different versions. My sometimes successful work around is to not save as .docx but instead as .doc as suggested by below. I hate explaining to colleagues why I'm sending them the old .doc format. Please join this site (can use social-site login) and up-vote this problem!

Using Mac 10.9 and LibreOffice v. 4.2.1.1 currently. Why is this so hard to fix???

David G gravatar imageDavid G ( 2014-03-04 18:22:03 +0200 )edit

I can confirm that this issue persists in LibreOffice 4.3.1.2 on Mac OS 10.9. Bugs have been filed, sometimes closed ("resolved") but the problem is still here. It makes LO unusable for me.

fvzlp gravatar imagefvzlp ( 2014-09-10 18:05:04 +0200 )edit

Using 4.4.2.2 here on a win8 OS, i7 quad core w/ 16gb RAM. Increased all the allowable limits and cache thinking this was the issue.Problem still persists to the point I may have to switch back to an old copy of Word as much as I loathe m$.I create several reports a month.They contain about 100-150 pages with roughly 30-50 images in each report. A lot of the content/format is the same so I simply change the names and dates and pics.Typically, on the 2nd "change image" it crashes and I lose work.

phishintrip007 gravatar imagephishintrip007 ( 2015-05-08 13:50:46 +0200 )edit

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answered 2012-05-09 11:48:12 +0200

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updated 2014-07-29 23:07:04 +0200

Maybe → Bug 33393 - After autosave image shows read-error and will be lost on save [Status: RESOLVED FIXED, target:3.6.0, target:3.5.1]

EDIT 2013-02-05
See also → Bug 47148 - image caching / management is utterly shambolic
Status: NEW — Blocks: fdo#46447 · fdo#52226 · fdo#52433 · fdo#54551 · fdo#55312 · fdo#78067

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Thanks for your answer…

fdf gravatar imagefdf ( 2012-05-10 03:22:56 +0200 )edit

fdo#46447 · Status: RESOLVED FIXED
fdo#52226 · Status: RESOLVED FIXED
fdo#52433 · Status: VERIFIED FIXED

manj_k gravatar imagemanj_k ( 2014-07-29 23:01:54 +0200 )edit
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answered 2013-01-09 01:08:06 +0200

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Can help the options in Menu/Tools/Options/LibreOffice/Memory?. Defaults are too lows.

Edited: 20140515

Resetting the user profile, sometimes helps with strange issues:
https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/U...

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This definately seems to be the issue. I had been adding pics with the image cashe increased to 60mb, when I reached 63mb I started loosing pictures. Most worryingly I didn't even get a 'read error' the pic was just not there, no space, no place holder. Now with cashe set to 160mb seems stable again. However another factor is what else is running, I found that if I was using 1-by-1 to play music in the background it caused more frequent errors, so that cashe is not inviolate - Vista 2GB RAM

Mike Smith gravatar imageMike Smith ( 2014-08-16 20:43:39 +0200 )edit
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answered 2014-05-15 09:03:59 +0200

Still present in libreoffice 4.2.3.3 running on Ubuntu 14.04. Serious issue!

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answered 2013-02-12 17:35:32 +0200

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Not resolved in LibreOffice Writer 4.0 on windows 7.

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answered 2013-04-15 21:41:36 +0200

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FYI- Seems to work much better if you save as MS Word 97/200/2003.

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answered 2013-04-14 22:41:11 +0200

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This is really an egregious bug on what, IMHO, is pretty basic functionality. Can we PLEASE get a fix checked in on this ASAP?

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answered 2013-04-15 01:07:37 +0200

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This is stilling happening sometimes, I create 2 photo album-like documents and crashed 3 times.

Besides, it's somewhat difficult to create a photo album-like document.

Improve the image processing?

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answered 2014-09-17 20:18:47 +0200

I'm experiencing the same issue on 4.3.1.2. After some images lost I unpacked the content - here's what I found:

<draw:frame draw:style-name="fr4" draw:name="graphics5" text:anchor-type="paragraph" svg:width="79.02mm" svg:height="40.25mm" draw:z-index="25"> <draw:image xlink:href="Pictures/100000000000028000000146F6038007.jpg" xlink:type="simple" xlink:show="embed" xlink:actuate="onLoad"/> </draw:frame>Prisustvo SALVAGNINI grupe u svetu</text:p>

The picture having "Read-Error" in Writter is live and well at content Pictures folder - and it is property referenced in the XML.

--- so, I've increased the Grahic cache memory size, closed all instances of LibreOffice -- and reloaded the "broken" file. All images back -- nothing to worry about !!!

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answered 2013-12-29 14:27:51 +0200

I'm having exactly the same problem: images are disapearing after some open/save/close procedures. I get a "read error" instead of the image... since a lot of time

It's really frustrating.

I'm currently using libreoffice 4.1.3.2 under Ubuntu 13.10 64bits (Intel Core i3 with 4GB of memory)

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answered 2012-12-17 02:15:12 +0200

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Not fixed. It happened in LibreOffice 3.5.4.2 too.

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