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2017-03-01 17:30:14 +0200 commented answer Writer: Infinite Undo History

That "number of steps" option appears to be no longer available in current versions of LibreOffice.

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2017-02-20 17:21:40 +0200 commented answer Writer: web layout is slow with large documents

Thanks for the help. The only flaw with this is that the setting appears to be tied to the session rather than the installation or the document, so I have to turn it back on each time I start up Writer. But, that's only a minor issue.

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2017-02-17 21:14:46 +0200 commented question Writer: web layout is slow with large documents

The freezing problem with Hide Whitespace has seemingly vanished after I took out nearly two dozen page breaks in the document. Also, be sure to add your solution as an answer

2017-02-17 20:13:58 +0200 commented question Writer: web layout is slow with large documents

Okay, thanks. Also, the freezing issue with turning off Hide Whitespace seems to occur on Ubuntu as well as Windows. However, it seems to be specific to my design document, or perhaps a specific element within my document.

2017-02-17 19:33:50 +0200 commented question Writer: web layout is slow with large documents

Hiding whitespace accomplishes most of what I wanted. One issue though, is that (at least on Windows with LibreOffice 2.2.5) is that if I turn Hide Whitespace on and then off, then the window completely deadlocks and has to be force-killed. Will see if this occurs on Ubuntu when I'm done updating stuff on Windows.

2017-02-17 19:00:59 +0200 commented question Writer: web layout is slow with large documents

Okay, for some reason I can no longer edit my original question. I was going to add that this issue is seemingly worse under Apache OpenOffice.org, where it freezes for a couple minutes after turning on web layout, and then after that the framerate is less choppy by the random freeze-ups are longer.

2017-02-17 18:55:05 +0200 commented answer Writer: web layout is slow with large documents

Under Linux, I have "Use for LibreOffice" set to 256mb and "Memory per object" set to 10mb. Under Windows, those are both at their default values of 128mb and 8mb respectively. Also, wouldn't it have been better to place that question as a comment rather than an answer that asks a question?

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2017-02-17 18:11:42 +0200 asked a question Writer: web layout is slow with large documents

I have a large game design document I've been writing up for the last year. At a standard letter page size, it is roughly 85 pages in length. I dislike having to break it up into discrete pages, so I have tried editing it in web layout. Unfortunately, performance is greatly reduced when I use web layout. The apparent framerate while scrolling appears to be in the single digits, and while editing the document things are equally as sluggish, with occasional freezeups lasting anywhere between 3-10 seconds.

Is there anything I can do on my end to alleviate this issue, without splitting the document up into smaller documents?

I have tried forcing libreoffice to run with the gtk2 and gtk3 toolkits, but neither have had any effect. I have tried disabling hardware acceleration, and that made no difference.

My system is running on 64bit Ubuntu 16.10 with the LXDE desktop, and my CPU is a 4ghz AMD FX-8350 octacore, and I have 16gb of DDR3-1866 memory (2x8gb dual channel).

EDIT: I dual-boot between Ubuntu and Windows 8.1. I just booted up onto my Windows drive, and I find that LibreOffice has the same issue. Additional info: My Ubuntu drive has LibreOffice version 5.2.2 installed, while my Windows drive has version 5.2.5 of LibreOffice.