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why is a complete, closed libreoffice writer document slow to open?

asked 2017-08-18 02:44:46 +0100

Johnny2guns gravatar image

I have Linux Lite version 3.4, Ubuntu 16.04.4, and my machine is an HP with AMD Athlon II X 4 645 with 16gb ram. My finished and closed Writer (ODT) documents take about 2-3 minutes to open. I've never seen this before. I've already gone into Tools, Options, Memory, and increased the parameters accordingly, as per on-line advisories.

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answered 2017-08-18 14:33:44 +0100

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This sometimes happens on my Windows 7 machine, and I have the impression that there is more than one possible cause. One cause seems to be saving as an odt file with embedded fonts – it then becomes very slow to re-open. Re-saving without the embedded fonts speeds things up.

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Thank you so much for your help. I've been creating my documents by writing them myself with regular fonts or by copying and pasting articles of interest that I see on-line. They all seem to be affected. I might have to save what I deem important or new since my last wipe-and-install, and then revert to an early restore point. I do appreciate your insight. Maybe it's odd characters or embedded scripts or something that's causing this.

Johnny2guns gravatar imageJohnny2guns ( 2017-08-19 17:21:33 +0100 )edit

Thanks for your reply. My reply referred to embedding by choosing File > Properties > Font, and marking the box “Embed fonts in the document” which I hope helps when sending editable documents to MS Word users. I then remove the mark and resave the .odt file. For website articles I select the pasted text, use “Clear direct formatting”, then Find & Replace (Ctrl+H) to change all website styles to LO ones. Then I feel more in control. But it would take a real expert to say if I am right.

Platterbaff gravatar imagePlatterbaff ( 2017-08-19 18:48:28 +0100 )edit
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