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Libreoffice Impress extremely slow when copying/pasting slides

asked 2016-06-13 10:48:00 +0200

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updated 2016-06-13 11:20:03 +0200


I am working on a presentation which has around 100 slides. The total filesize of the presentation is around 5 MB. When I try to duplicate a slide using copy/paste, it takes more than 2 minutes for the operation. It is really frustrating me. I am not sure why it is taking so much time. My system has 16 GB of RAM and 4.4 GHz CPU. I have tried enabling/disabling hardware acceleration and anti-aliasing but that hasn't helped. My presentation does have lots of figures that I have copied from pdf but that was not a problem with the older versions of libreoffice as far as I can recall. I am currently using version 4.4.

EDIT: The problem only seems to occur on Ubuntu (I am using 16.04). If I switch to libreoffice on windows, there is no problem with copy/paste/insertion of slides.

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answered 2016-06-18 11:12:02 +0200

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I had the same problem. It was solved after removing libreoffice-gnome and libreoffice-gtk and libreoffice-gtk3 (if installed), and restarting LO.

GUI looks a bit different afterwards but works well.

I found the solution here (for a similar problem):

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Confirmed to work on Ubuntu 16.04. Man... you saved my day! +1

Jose Luis Blanco gravatar imageJose Luis Blanco ( 2018-07-09 18:48:04 +0200 )edit
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