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asked 2012-02-19 02:54:56 +0200crazykiwi
When I make a Writer document with many images or a presentation in Impress with images on every page it slows down to an unusable state. I don't seem to have this problem in MS Office but really want to get away from it. Is there any easy way to improve the performance other than batch editing them before import? I am using unedited photos off a 5 year old snap camera. They are fairly large, but I wouldn't have thought unreasonable, because they load immediately in an image viewer. I would prefer to take the images in high quality to retain for other purposes.
answered 2012-02-19 13:16:22 +0200Klau3
I guess your image cache is to small. Go to: Tools > Options... > LibreOffice > Memory → change 'Graphics cache' to 100 MB
answered 2012-02-19 23:45:11 +0200cloph
As you write the images are fairly large, then the most improvement would be gained by only showing replacement frames instead of the actual picture. So if you don't rely on seeing the actual image, but are fine with a placeholder, then toggle Tools|Options → LibreOffice Writer → View, Display: [ ] Graphics and Objects
(File|Page preview will alwas show the image no matter what the setting is in editing mode.)
And you can also add the graphcis on/off toggle to your toolbar using Tools|Customize → Toolbars, Add-button, Category "View", Command "Graphics on/off"
And while you mention you'd want to preserve the original images, I mention the Presentation Minimizer extension nevertheless (shipped by default with LibreOffice). In Impress choose Tools|Minimize Presentation… to open the dialog that lets you set the desired output format (screen, projector, print) and whether to create a new copy or modify the current file, etc.
And last but not least, the advise that fits almost every time: Install more RAM :-)
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Asked: 2012-02-19 02:54:56 +0200
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Last updated: Feb 19 '12