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Libreoffice writer freezes every time I save the file. What am I supposed to do?

asked 2018-06-04 16:18:09 +0200

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updated 2018-06-05 10:07:37 +0200

I'm using LibreOffice 6. I have the habit of hitting ctrl-s often. My document, the one I'm currently composing contains 26 pages and a few equations and diagrams in it. It has 6 figures, which are OLE objects I created using LibreOffice 6 drawing (insert-> object-> OLE object->LibreOffice 6 drawing). I have LibreOffice 5 installed in a different system, which saves the same file faster. Is it possible for me to improve the saving time of LibreOffice 6 or should I revert to version 5? The file size is just 367 kB .

The save time for a document in the system that runs LibreOffice 6 is nearly 10 seconds, each time I hit ctrl-s. And until the save process is completed, I won't be able to write anything (i.e., the save process does not happen in parallel). My processor is intel-i7 and contains 8 threads. The processor speed is 4.2 GHz. The RAM size is 16 GB.

My OS: Ubuntu 16.04

Details in the about section:

Version: 6.0.4.2 Build ID: libreoffice-6.0.4.2-snap1 CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 4.13; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3; Locale: en-IN (en_IN); Calc: group

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Do you use LibreOffice from Ubuntu team or from TDF?

kompilainenn gravatar imagekompilainenn ( 2018-06-04 16:50:26 +0200 )edit

What's TDF? (Sorry if this question was too naive. I don't have much experience using Ubuntu or LibreOffice. I have just shifted from windows).

someguywantinghelp gravatar imagesomeguywantinghelp ( 2018-06-04 22:38:06 +0200 )edit

If you just installed Ubuntu and just use LibreOffice, then you use LibreOffice from Ubuntu team

kompilainenn gravatar imagekompilainenn ( 2018-06-05 08:11:17 +0200 )edit

Once I had to add watermark to my document. So I had to download the LibreOffice version 6 from the official site (which had that feature). I followed all the instructions, by uninstalling the existing one first before installing the newer one.

someguywantinghelp gravatar imagesomeguywantinghelp ( 2018-06-05 08:54:13 +0200 )edit

I suspected that this might be the problem. Thus I again uninstalled the existing application, the one I installed directly from the official site and followed the steps here (the chosen answer), to reinstall it. The steps highlighted in that answer still keeps installing the 6th version and saving files still remain slow.

someguywantinghelp gravatar imagesomeguywantinghelp ( 2018-06-05 08:59:28 +0200 )edit

ah...snap package...

try install LO 6.0.4 from deb packages from site of TDF https://www.libreoffice.org/donate/dl...

or try find PPA with LibreOffice, enable it and and update your system

kompilainenn gravatar imagekompilainenn ( 2018-06-05 11:05:28 +0200 )edit

I just installed from the link you gave me (after uninstalling the previous one. I also tested if the previous one was fully uninstalled by clicking on a document, which opened in an archive manager instead). It still takes time to save the file. By the way, I'm using Genome with Ubuntu.

someguywantinghelp gravatar imagesomeguywantinghelp ( 2018-06-05 12:11:47 +0200 )edit

From the about section: Version: 6.0.4.2 Build ID: 9b0d9b32d5dcda91d2f1a96dc04c645c450872bf CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 4.13; UI render: default; VCL: gtk2; Locale: en-IN (en_IN); Calc: CL

someguywantinghelp gravatar imagesomeguywantinghelp ( 2018-06-05 12:13:24 +0200 )edit

I reverted back to version 5.4. I think the version 6 is not ready to be used yet. It works fine in version 5.4

someguywantinghelp gravatar imagesomeguywantinghelp ( 2018-06-05 12:51:41 +0200 )edit

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answered 2018-06-05 13:53:10 +0200

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I solved the problem of "slow-saving" and "slow start-up" by reverting back to version 5.4. My guess is, as the download page in the official site says here, the version 6 is not yet ready to be used by everyone. Thus, it must be quite obvious to expect glitches like these (please correct me if I'm wrong). Thus, I'm now using the recommended version, at the time of writing this answer. Everything is perfect now.

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