why huge document created in older version creates problem when opening in different computer or version or Ms Word [closed]

asked 2018-09-30 08:27:49 +0200

Johb gravatar image

Since I come across many perople saying that Libre office is not stable

  1. Cannot open large file
  2. Crashes
  3. Cannot view OLE Object
  4. No Filter by Color in Calc
  5. Do not has feature of Creating Custom Layout in Impress like in PowerPoint
  6. Word File cannot be opened in Libre - Formatting issues, all paragraphs , images get moved

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Closed for the following reason too subjective and argumentative by ebot
close date 2018-09-30 08:59:51.594278


I totally support @ebot closing this bizzare question. Just wanted to provide a quick analisys why is it a good decision, to help OP to avoid this problem next time.

Every part of this multi-part "question", as well as the title of it, talk about nothing specific, only some statements without background. "I come across many people" where (link)? "Cannot open large file" which (a sample)? "Crashes" when (steps to reproduce)? "Cannot view OLE" which?

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2018-09-30 12:52:38 +0200 )edit

I can create files of hundred megs that open fine - are they large enough? I can show you another suite crashing - does that prove anything?

Wrt "does not do like another office suite does, because I only can solve my tasks a single way that I have learned, and can't imagine there are alternative ways" - well, of course, some tools might be a useful addition, but what makes a suite "unusable" in that case is single learned way.

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2018-09-30 12:58:10 +0200 )edit

Then comes the "main" question from the title, and there's not enough context given to even guess if that is a rhetorical question based on what others say, or if you have come across a real problem, which is what should have been discussed in the first place. So - well, nothing to explain here, actually.

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2018-09-30 13:01:18 +0200 )edit

@Mike Kaganski thank you for your assessment. The questioner lives from the opinions of others. Whether he would like to make own experiences?

ebot gravatar imageebot ( 2018-09-30 13:12:02 +0200 )edit

I don't mind if people find LibreOffice unusable. It's simply nothing to discuss there in that case. Simply don't use it. The only time it's a useful discussion is when one tries to be constructive, which means taking one problem at a time, helping to see it and reproduce, and that way to improve.

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2018-09-30 13:13:07 +0200 )edit

Yep! -

ebot gravatar imageebot ( 2018-09-30 13:17:23 +0200 )edit


The Questioner is not living on opinion of others, I am also facing the same issue.
I am sharing my experience.

I am using Windows 7 OS in my system with Libre Office. User ihas send me a file created in Word 2003.and recently we shifted from MSO to LO.

When I tried opening the file for Proof reading, it's not opening.

Thank God for his Grace upon you, for you are not facing this issue.

We are looking for suitable help or any settings to be done.

Any idea why this happen

Johb gravatar imageJohb ( 2018-09-30 17:01:30 +0200 )edit

It looks like you have a specific problem with a Word file. Please reissue your question about this problem and describe it exactly. Please read here beforehand what information is required: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/A... Please describe only one problem. If you still have other problems, ask for each of the problems a separate question. Do not mix problems that have nothing to do with each other.

ebot gravatar imageebot ( 2018-09-30 17:20:35 +0200 )edit