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Writer with pictures often fails. [closed]

asked 2012-05-09 10:24:55 +0200

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I use a lot of writer docs with many pictures in it. when I review the comment, the auto-save is running and from time to time, it seems to have problem, even if no warning appear. I know there is a problem as all the pictures disappear (only a square remains claiming "reading error" ) Often it affect all the writer document open if they also have even only one pictures (most have at list a logo…)

It is new since libreoffice 3.4 I never had this problem before.

But as it is not a strict and clear bug, I don't know how to qualify it. Moreover it happens only since the recent big update in Linux Mint LMDE (The change includes changing to libreoffice 3.4) So it could be a Linux Mint bug…

I don't think hardware limitation … 4gb of ram + swap

but maybe something with memory options of libreoffice 3.4?

Any comments advices would be welcome.

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I get exactly this issue in the new LibreOffice 4.2. I still can't load up a chapter of a book (words + pictures) without multiple 'read errors'. I've never been able to use Libre Office because of this bug, which forces me to continue to use Microsoft Office + Windows.

Is there any remedy? Perhaps switching off autosave? Or will the problem persist with saving?

It's amazing that such a bug persists in such a large application, that continues to add bells and whistles, but doesn't support a clean transition from it's 'target' competitor.

Please help!

cxbell gravatar imagecxbell ( 2014-02-05 05:28:57 +0200 )edit

Yeah, I've dealt with this for quite a while on different versions. My sometimes successful work around is to not save as .docx but instead as .doc as suggested by below. I hate explaining to colleagues why I'm sending them the old .doc format. Please join this site (can use social-site login) and up-vote this problem!

Using Mac 10.9 and LibreOffice v. currently. Why is this so hard to fix???

David G gravatar imageDavid G ( 2014-03-04 18:22:03 +0200 )edit

I can confirm that this issue persists in LibreOffice on Mac OS 10.9. Bugs have been filed, sometimes closed ("resolved") but the problem is still here. It makes LO unusable for me.

fvzlp gravatar imagefvzlp ( 2014-09-10 18:05:04 +0200 )edit

Using here on a win8 OS, i7 quad core w/ 16gb RAM. Increased all the allowable limits and cache thinking this was the issue.Problem still persists to the point I may have to switch back to an old copy of Word as much as I loathe m$.I create several reports a month.They contain about 100-150 pages with roughly 30-50 images in each report. A lot of the content/format is the same so I simply change the names and dates and pics.Typically, on the 2nd "change image" it crashes and I lose work.

phishintrip007 gravatar imagephishintrip007 ( 2015-05-08 13:50:46 +0200 )edit

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answered 2013-04-14 22:41:11 +0200

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This is really an egregious bug on what, IMHO, is pretty basic functionality. Can we PLEASE get a fix checked in on this ASAP?

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