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LibreOffice Extremely Slow in Mac OS Sierra

asked 2016-10-12 19:48:49 +0200

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None of the current versions of LibreOffice performs acceptably in Sierra. To do anything gets the Mac spinning ball. While things work eventually, it takes forever and is essentially non-usable as currently operating. By contrast, OpenOffice 4.1.2 and NeoOffice work great and are fast. I would like to stick with LibreOffice, but I hope these issues can be fixed.

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Please try resetting the user profile, sometimes solves strange issues. Usually it's enough renaming/deleting the file "user/registrymodifications.xcu", it affects all the options in Menu/Tools/Options, and the files "user/basic/dialog.xlc" and "scrip.xlc" are overwritten, additionally custom colors in "user/config/standard.soc" are lost.

m.a.riosv gravatar imagem.a.riosv ( 2016-10-12 20:07:21 +0200 )edit

Resetting the profile didn't do it for me on Sierra (10.12) and LO 5.2.2. Cheers!

dnt2lo gravatar imagednt2lo ( 2016-10-12 22:24:22 +0200 )edit

Having your hardware config might help, if only to eliminate other potential known issues. Also, whether or not you have, or are attempting to acess your files over a network share. Otherwise, I can not confirm any particularly debilitating slowness, and I have LO52 running on Sierra with a Mac-min 2010 and a MBPro 2013. While the Mac mini is slow generally since the upgrade to Sierra, LO isn't noticeably even more slow than it was before the upgrade to 10.12. On the MBPro, performance is OK

Alex Thurgood gravatar imageAlex Thurgood ( 2016-10-13 17:48:23 +0200 )edit

Same here: clean install of Sierra and Libreoffice on a Macbookpro 15 inch with 27 inch Mac screen. 2.7 Ghz 8 Gb memory. Reset user profile, no improvement. Libre office very very slow and spinning ball pretty much alll the time. Resetting to RGb profile also didn't help

remcol gravatar imageremcol ( 2016-10-20 14:27:32 +0200 )edit

I just downloaded libreoffice 5.2.4 on my mac and it is just unusable. Every time I try to open libreoffice it just hangs with "Verifying LibreOffice". It also slows my whole machine - I just almost can not do anything. I had 4.something before and it worked fine.

My mac is 2.9GHz with 8G memory.

uttams gravatar imageuttams ( 2017-01-06 00:52:38 +0200 )edit

Sad, but true. See my answer below from yesterday. You may need to try NeoOffice or OpenOffice until something changes.

GBH gravatar imageGBH ( 2017-01-06 17:05:32 +0200 )edit

I see the problem on a Macbook with a second screen, but not an IMac using just the internal screen. Maybe this relates to the Mac screen focus switching?

JHG gravatar imageJHG ( 2017-02-01 21:01:45 +0200 )edit

The behavior is the same whether I am using the MacBook Pro without an external monitor or with an external monitor. Also, we have a new iMac and it has the same problem.

GBH gravatar imageGBH ( 2017-02-17 16:07:07 +0200 )edit

How much memory do you have allocated? Menu> ToolsOptionsLibreOfficeMemory Try increasing it. Not sure it will fix issues, just something to look at. (How much memory do you have on your box? Is it system memory, or a SD card?) .. Can you look at your processes and see how much of the CPU LO is using? Is it mostly just waiting, or is it grinding on the CPU hard?

EasyTrieve gravatar imageEasyTrieve ( 2017-03-04 21:28:13 +0200 )edit

Same issue here. MBP 13" Late 2013. Mac OS Sierra 10.12.3. LO build e80a0e0fd1875e1696614d24c32df0f95f03deb2.

Nicolas Rossi gravatar imageNicolas Rossi ( 2017-03-24 17:29:57 +0200 )edit

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answered 2017-04-02 17:38:20 +0200

Hi there, Unfortunately what I see here is a typical unix person answer, asking to reset things, play with parameters, some shell so on.. The bottom line is. I just freshly installed Sierra on a formatted drive. Freshly installed a fresh copy of libreoffice.. UNWORKABLE.. period. I am not going to try things until you folks who are dealing with programming fix it. Do not suggest me a get around. İmplement it in a software fix. I am a cs professor 50 yrs old, 30yrs unix user

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answered 2017-03-20 22:39:32 +0200

Isolate your doc styles "applied styles". select each one 'modify..." and make sure you're not using proportionate scaling. Try 1 lines to test. Under line spacing part of indents and spacing. I just figured this out and had to share it!!!

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