Comments are slowing down LibreOffice Writer - How to fix?

asked 2018-11-20 16:26:44 +0200

benemoto gravatar image

I am using LibreOffice 5.1.4.2 on Ubuntu 14.04. My document has 280 pages, a lot of tracked changes and many many comments. Scrolling and typing is incredible slow. The tracked changes are not the problem, if I delete all the comments everything is fast again. Even turning off the visibility of the comments does not fix the problem. I already changed memory settings but no change. Only deleting the comments solves the problem, however I need them to colaborate. Is there any way to fix this?

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hello benemoto, welcome to the club (of people affected),

i observed a similar problem in calc, plenty comments produce massive system load and slowdowns just on hovering around with the mouse,

:-( :-( my workaround won't work for you, i made a short test, the problem itself is very similar in calc and writer, just 36 lines with each 21 times the word 'test' commented 'test' nearly freezes a modern fast system, but the effect that it's not occuring on a fresh loaded file - as i found in calc - is not! reproducible in writer, you have immense system load from the beginning :-( :-(

either poor implementation of comments in libreoffice or in the open document foundation's file definition, or from unneccessary recursions or ... or ... or ... i'd be very pleased and happy if somebody with skills takes a look and eradicates this evil.

pls. ask your colleagues if any of ...(more)

newbie-02 gravatar imagenewbie-02 ( 2019-09-08 17:00:53 +0200 )edit

hello again,

just did a crosscheck,

Ex$el is still responsive with a file with 20.000 cells with comments, even on an old ThinkPad T500, even with the document saved as an *.ods file, even with the document saved after opening, even with an old Version of Excel (Home and Business 2010, ver. 14.0.7177.5000 32-bit). That's 7 times more 'input' than LO 6.3 can bear on a System 2 to 4 times faster.

Wo$d is ... quite slow but still responsive ... with 5 pages with 4713 times the word 'Test' commented as 'Test', in the above circumstances. Also as an *.ods file and so on. That's about 5 times more 'input' than LO 6.3 can bear on a System 2 to 4 times faster.

thus: the problem is not! depending on the file format, it must be the implementation how writer and ...(more)

newbie-02 gravatar imagenewbie-02 ( 2019-09-09 08:41:46 +0200 )edit