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Opening large .dot file [closed]

asked 2014-06-25 22:43:33 +0200

Janno gravatar image

updated 2016-02-26 22:13:24 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

What is the maximum size of a .dot file to be opende with libre office writer? (Win 8,1 - 8 MB Ram).

I do have a Word-file of 41 MB, and it's impossible to open it. Libre Office WEriter freezes everytime.

Is there a solution?

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Where i wrote .dot I mentto wrtie .doc, a word-document

Janno gravatar imageJanno ( 2014-06-26 12:09:43 +0200 )edit

Please ask a clear question instead of describing a topic and edit your question if you make mistakes like typos. Use tags to provide context. Thanks

bencomp gravatar imagebencomp ( 2014-08-09 13:04:45 +0200 )edit

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answered 2014-06-26 14:00:00 +0200

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I doubt there is a limit (other than available RAM) for opening a non-native format file. There are however unsupported features and probably limits in complexity in the LO implementation of the Microsoft Binary file formats (DOC, XLS, PPT). Whether a large file of this type will open likely depends more on the degree of complexity in the file and the extent of features used.

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answered 2014-06-27 10:03:48 +0200

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The maker of the file is opening it without any problem with Word 97 under Windows 7.

I'm unable to open it om my Windows 8.1 system with 8 mB RAM. Did try it with Open Office, Libre Office, and Word 2000. A conversion to PDF did not succeed as well.

Every time nothing is happening, except that the software is freezing ("...is not reacting").

The maker did send me a PDF-version, so the problem is (vitrually) solved.

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