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asked 2012-09-05 23:38:28 +0200

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Writer loses functionality after typing between 15 and 30 pages. I managed to copy and paste 230 pages into one file by pasting paragraph for paragraph from 24 files. On my second book, I wanted to avoid that hassle, but now seems worse, even with performance increases in tools, options to 256K in memory with 12 Gb in my system. Am I supposed to use multiple files? I have been completely stonewalled at 31 pages.

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What is your Operating System and your LibreOffice version?

m.a.riosv gravatar imagem.a.riosv ( 2012-09-06 00:19:22 +0200 )edit

I have Libre Office 3.5.2 Build on Linux Mint 13 Maya (Mate version)//And thank you for viewing my post. // Dual core amd black edition 6mb cache-12 Gb memory I thought of as sufficient.

mrfallreev gravatar imagemrfallreev ( 2012-09-06 03:52:45 +0200 )edit

I guess I had to figure this problem on my own. For whoever views this, the way I solved the problem was to save numbered files, not exceed 10 to 15 pages. Create a new writer file. Export each numbered file to the same place as a PDF. Copy and Paste each paragraph into the open writer and edit.

mrfallreev gravatar imagemrfallreev ( 2012-09-06 15:55:05 +0200 )edit

Do you use the native file format odt, to save the files?. One thing you can try is reset the user profile: wiki.documentfoundation.org/UserProfile, many times solves strange issues.

m.a.riosv gravatar imagem.a.riosv ( 2012-09-07 00:56:23 +0200 )edit

I will look into it, thank you very very much. Yes, indeed I do use the native odt. I had a small problem exporting it to a manuscript editor, I had thought of redoing my profile to the MS setting instead, but became frightened at what might happen if I did. I still will check on reset though.

mrfallreev gravatar imagemrfallreev ( 2012-09-07 08:03:07 +0200 )edit

Amendment//I did not even see the profile section there until you sent me. You think that now that I filled it in, some functions will cough up some phlegm? It couldn't hurt. Anyway, I am going to town on book 2./// Libre is working for me even with hiccups.

mrfallreev gravatar imagemrfallreev ( 2012-09-07 22:27:43 +0200 )edit

Essentially, through trial and error, yours and my solution are the synonymous. Thank you very much for your response, and I have accepted your answer as best. Good writing to you.

mrfallreev gravatar imagemrfallreev ( 2012-09-17 12:25:01 +0200 )edit

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answered 2012-09-14 20:01:19 +0200

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When writing a book, I use a Master Document to assemble chapters. The Master Document contains my title page with the page numbering field inserted, but set to -2. What is inserted into the Master Document is as follows: Chapter 00.odt - Copyright page (page number field set to -1 Chapter 01.odt - First chapter (Footer page numbering starts) . . . . Chapter 40.odt - Final chapter

Once it's assembled, I export to PDF, and all page numbers come out right, and no chapter is over 15 pages (most of my chapters are 6 to 8 pages)

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answered 2012-09-14 09:54:44 +0200

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I guess I had to figure this problem on my own. For whoever views this, the way I solved the problem was to save numbered files, not exceed 10 to 15 pages. Create a new writer file. Export each numbered file to the same place as a PDF. Copy and Paste each paragraph into the open writer and edit.

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answered 2012-09-10 15:16:48 +0200

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For what its worth....on earlier versions of LO (3.1 or so), I was able to copy 230 pages of text from Word to LO with no problems. In the latter versions of LO, there are alot of stability issues / bug deprecation of basic functions, so maybe that is part of the problem. Again, for what its worth (Windows XP, 2GB of RAM, 250GB disk)

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