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Libre Office Fresh too slow to use

I'm running Arch with KDE (Plasma 5) and Libre Office Fresh. Of course Arch has very recent versions of all packages. I'm showing the following version information:

Version: 5.2.0.4 Build ID: 5.2.0-4 CPU Threads: 8; OS Version: Linux 4.7; UI Render: default; Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8)

Calc is so slow that it is not even useable. I want to know if anyone else is seeing severe performance problems with Calc on KDE. I'm seeing it on two different Arch installations, both of which are running on very fast modern workstation hardware (e.g., Core i7 machines with fast SSD, plenty of fast RAM, etc.) Compared to a Kubuntu 16.04 installation running standard Libre Office, the Arch machines are literally 1000 times slower.

Should I uninstall Fresh and try Libre Office Still? Or should I go through some troubleshooting steps with Fresh? All options (settings) are default at this point.

I just noticed that under Java Options I have "use a java runtime environment" checked, but my system does not have a JRE installed. What is the best fix? Uncheck that or install Java (otherwise not needed)? I

Is it possible that the default settings could be resulting in such horrible performance? Or do I need to go to LO Still? Thanks for any suggestions.