Performance Problem with big xls [closed]

asked 2013-09-09 18:01:16 +0200

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I have performance problems with big xls(2MB - 3MB) in many pcs (I tested with OS - Ubuntu 11,12 or 13 , LibreOffice 3 or 4) When I open a sheet libreoffice hangs about 30 seconds, then when I move over the cells it hangs about 15 seconds and is imposible work with.

I can send a xls example if you wish.

Thanks in advance.

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Closed for the following reason question is not relevant or outdated by Alex Kemp
close date 2015-10-04 22:35:43.424288


Hi Fernando, please share a sample file. (Remember avoid any private information, it will be public).

m.a.riosv gravatar imagem.a.riosv ( 2013-09-09 23:56:25 +0200 )edit

I frequently opening 8 to 15 MB xls files without any problem. Currently using ubuntu 13.04 and LO packed with it (version 4.0.2). Laptop Acer Travelmate, i3 processor with 2GB RAM.

Paijo gravatar imagePaijo ( 2013-09-10 11:30:46 +0200 )edit

Thanks for reply. Here you can get a sample file: link text it is a file generated from a test database you can downlad it as xlsx and then open with LibreOffice. I have a AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+ × 2 with 4GB RAM.

fernando.las gravatar imagefernando.las ( 2013-09-11 20:22:30 +0200 )edit

Hi Fernando, no problem with your file, open immediately and no delay working with it (LibreOffice Windows7). Have you try resetting the user profile, sometimes solve strange issues.

m.a.riosv gravatar imagem.a.riosv ( 2013-09-11 22:09:51 +0200 )edit

@Fernando your sample file opened instantly. No delay no wait (LibreOffice 4.0.2 on Ubuntu 13.04). And I agree with @mariosv to reset your user profile.

Paijo gravatar imagePaijo ( 2013-09-12 06:35:46 +0200 )edit

I tested this file with many machines in my work place(they haven't a special video card, only onboard video). Theese machines have Ubuntu 12 or 13 and libre office 3 or 4. The only way to work with is installing a virtual machine with Windows and Excel. I dont think that this is a profile problem because we often reinstall the SO. Please could you test it in another machine?

fernando.las gravatar imagefernando.las ( 2013-09-13 15:25:34 +0200 )edit

I knew that LO 3 in Ubuntu 12 has some problem opening .xlsx files. The best way to solve is to reinstall Libre Office directly from ppa, IMO. Some machines on my workplace are using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and they are all installing Libre Office 4 from ppa. They didn't have any problem opening your sample file.

Paijo gravatar imagePaijo ( 2013-09-16 11:47:33 +0200 )edit

sometimes opens quicly but when I move the cursor with the arrows is very slow. @Paijo did they move the cursor down?

fernando.las gravatar imagefernando.las ( 2013-09-17 00:04:30 +0200 )edit

Do you have conditional formatting in it?

m.a.riosv gravatar imagem.a.riosv ( 2013-09-17 00:08:38 +0200 )edit

The last two columns on sample file contain multiple line text. "Dump input" has 1139 characters and "dump output" 419 or more characters. It slowing down the scrolling with keyboard arrow up/down key but not severe. I can scroll 15 rows per second (average).

Paijo gravatar imagePaijo ( 2013-09-17 04:18:41 +0200 )edit