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Calc (version: often crash when saving

asked 2015-12-29 12:57:47 +0200

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updated 2016-03-11 22:07:29 +0200

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Calc (version:, english) often crash when saving and sometimes it takes over a minute to save a tiny document. I have upgraded a few times and the problem was always present. I am running it on Windows 8.1.

Is there a previous version more stable, I recently switched from OpenOffice I never got this issue.

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I create a bug report here:

virtualpaul gravatar imagevirtualpaul ( 2016-09-08 21:37:15 +0200 )edit

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answered 2016-05-05 20:09:52 +0200

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I have got this problem too (now version I've had it for over a year - which means its has been around since version 4.4.2 at least. It did not exist before (but I don't have a version number to report). I run Windows 7. The problem almost always appears when I am saving an ODS file to a network drive. It normally doesn't happen on first save, but as I open up more sheet files, saving seems to take longer and longer until eventually the save fails and Calc crashes. I have had it crash with just one sheet file open too. When Calc crashes, I notice all the computer memory (Task Manager) is used up. When this happens, I restart Calc, all open sheets are recovered. I carry on as normal. BUT I keep saving after every meaningful change so as not to lose my work. Excel never crashes on me. I want to use Calc, but this problem is making me lose my confidence. I have been hoping over the last year that someone else would spot this issue and report it properly.

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I have this exact same problem on my laptop but not on my desktop. Both run LO on Win 7 pro.

As a workaround, I ctrl-S after every meaningful entry. Eventually it crashes. When I re-open, I reject all offers to recover since these actually seems to erase changes that were saved. I can usually get in another hour or so.

I've seen this bug in lots of other posts and the answer seems to be "do a bug report." Is there a helpful answer out there anywhere?


SacramentoRob gravatar imageSacramentoRob ( 2016-06-27 18:47:09 +0200 )edit

Dear All This problem is paralyzing me. Have you found any solutions? Best regards

efueyo gravatar imageefueyo ( 2017-02-18 19:05:05 +0200 )edit

answered 2017-01-20 23:29:03 +0200

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I have the same problem . I'm working with a book created with Libreoffice 5, which has 4.312kb of size, and 32 sheets (.ods format). The sheets have data linked between one and the other, operations with statistical functions and I use a lot of the VLOOKUP function, and the SI.Error and SI functions, as well as a lot of background color on all the sheets.. My problem is that when I order save, it responds in one of the following ways. In an desktop computer (32bits and Windows7). On opening takes approximately 1 minute. When it save, the warning "No answer" appears when inthe begining. Following, The green bar that indicates the progress of the recording is then removed and displayed. Then the computer screen is blank, and after this the previous screen appears and the recording ends, sometimes. It take to save 4 minutes approximately. Another times Libreoffice crash. Report reference of the last crash running LibreOffice5 in Windows 7

In this same computer, in a partition con Linuxmint18, on opening takes approximately 4 minutes. It take to save 4 minutes approximately. Another times don't finish never. In another lapto computer (Linuxmint18, 64 bits), on opening takes approximately 4 minute3. It take to save 4 minutes approximately. Another times doǹt finish never. I test " save as" and save changing from -ods format to Excel 2007-2003, and after 10 minutes had not yet started to save. The sheet was blocked, without giving as any warning. After this I forced the LibreOffice shutdown and started recovering the document. It took 3 minutes to reopen it. In this last computer, I have resetting the user profile, and I do not appreciate any improvement.

The LibreOffice Writer documents are openedd and close without any apparent problem in all the computers.

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In LinuxMInt 17, LibreOffice operates reasonably well. Maybe the problem is in LinuxMInt 18. Best regards

efueyo gravatar imageefueyo ( 2017-01-26 23:18:58 +0200 )edit
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