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2016-04-01 16:07:17 +0100 answered a question Format > Page freezes program for few minutes

If you're working with a document that is saved in an older format, e.g. ".doc" it could be some old code/formatting that was embedded into the document that is causing the problem.

If you paste your document into notepad it will remove all the formatting. You can then paste it back into a blank LO document and save it. This worked for me.

2016-04-01 16:02:12 +0100 answered a question Writer Freezes - suspect hardpage returns, corrupted code

You could try copying and pasting your document into notepad which will remove all the formatting. You can then copy and paste it back into a blank LO document or even a Fedora document if that would work.

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2016-04-01 15:44:04 +0100 commented answer Writer freezes when I try too use the format menu. What can I do?

The above fix did not work for me but this did.

If you're working with a document that is saved in an older format, e.g. ".doc" it could be some old code/formatting that was embedded into the document that is causing the problem.

If you paste your document into notepad it will remove all the formatting. You can then paste it back into a blank LO document and save it.

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2016-04-01 15:04:08 +0100 answered a question Writer freezes when I try to use the format menu. What can I do?

Problem solved:

As I continued working in MS Word I did run into the problem of my cursor disappearing at the bottom of the document.

A friend of mine who was helping me asked about the format of my original document. It was an “MS 97-2003 (.doc)” format. She determined it was some old code/formatting that was embedded into the document that was causing the problem.

If you paste your document into notepad it will remove all the formatting. You can then paste it back into a blank LO document and save it.

If this helps then please tick the answer (✔) ...and/or show you like it with an uptick (∧)

2016-04-01 01:32:57 +0100 answered a question Setting default format, font etc in Writer

Go to Tools> Options> LO Writer, Basic Fonts (Western)

2016-03-31 17:11:56 +0100 asked a question Writer freezes when I try to use the format menu. What can I do?

LO 5.1.1.3, Windows 10 Home x64

This question has been asked before and was answered but the fix did not work for me. See: https://ask.libreoffice.org/en/questi...

I ran into a problem recently where the title strip on the LO Writer window would report “not responding” and just freeze. I was using LO 5.0, I highlighted some text to format and when I right clicked it froze. I used the task manager to end task and close the program. When I reopened LO to complete my task it did the same thing, although this time the task manager wouldn’t close the program.

It seems many people have had similar problems over the years and there are a lot of suggestions, some pretty invasive and dramatic, but no conclusive fixes.

One person suggested updating the video drivers but all of mine were already up to date. Another suggested re-installing. When I went to do that I found a newer version of LO, 5.1.1.3, so I installed that. It was working fine until I hit the “format” button at the top. Immediately it froze, so now I am back at square one. After square one I tried LO 4.4 with the same results. In desperation I downloaded Softmaker Office trial with the same results. At this moment I tried a trial of MS Office with no problems thus far. If anyone has any suggestions I’m all ears.