I’ve been using LibreOffice Writer across various versions, but I noticed recently while working on converting some papers I’ve written into a thesis dissertation that copying and pasting information between files on my work install (LibreOffice 220.127.116.11, Windows 10, working with .odt files) has been extremely slow. Doesn’t matter if it’s a table, a figure with its caption, or just a paragraph of text, if I hit “copy,” it takes ages for LibreOffice to finish loading data onto the clipboard to let me even change windows. Once the data’s on the clipboard it seems to paste just fine, though.
I haven’t tested this on any of my other installations of LibreOffice, but given that A) this is on my work computer, B) I don’t think this was an issue previously, and C) I have the added “spice” of working with the outdated Mendeley Desktop citation plug-in,1 I assume this is probably an issue with the environment I’m running LibreOffice in rather than a problem with LibreOffice itself. I would really like to not forcibly drag my feet when I’m transferring writing & data around, though, so does anyone have advice w/r/t what I could investigate & maybe change to get my clipboard functioning better?
1If anyone has recommendations for alternatives to Mendeley that I could use for writing with Writer, please feel free to send me a PM! Mendeley’s slowly been deteriorating in functionality I feel, and it’s only a matter of time before it stops working completely. The biggest extra function I need is the ability to just feed the software a DOI or PMID and have it automatically pull the citation’s details for me; I don’t want to risk manually entering citation data incorrectly.