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When changing fonts on an .xls doc, does your program freeze too?

asked 2016-10-04 18:52:55 +0200

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I'm using a fresh install of Fedora 24, and a fresh install of LibreOffice 5. Here's the stuff from the 'about' section:

Version: 5.1.5.2
Build ID: 5.1.5.2-8.fc24
CPU Threads: 4; OS Version: Linux 4.7; UI Render: default; 
Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8); Calc: group

Whenever I'm using a doc that was saved as .xls and I try to change the font, Calc freezes up. Specifically the soffice.bin process ramps up to 100% on the CPU and never drops. Fortunately having multiple cores keeps the rest of my machine running and I can kill that process. Does anyone else notice that? I think it's a bug, but figured I'd ask if anyone else sees the problem to make sure it's reproducible first.

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I have the same problem on the Mint Linux. LibreOffice 5.1.4.2 10m0(Build:2) Version: 5.1.4.2 Build ID: 1:5.1.4-0ubuntu1 CPU Threads: 8; OS Version: Linux 4.4; UI Render: default; Locale: bs-BA (en_US.UTF-8)

junuzbrzi gravatar imagejunuzbrzi ( 2016-11-28 10:32:54 +0200 )edit

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answered 2018-01-04 19:43:27 +0200

Same problem here on linux mint 18 cinnamon 64-bit and libreoffice 5.1.6.2. I found a solution working for me : change the font by typing the font name manually and then press enter ( not by using the scrolling menu). Hope it helps.

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