Writer crashing frequently when I use the Find function

Several times a day when click Ctrl F and try to search for something in a document, Libre Writer crashes. Any ideas why and how to stop it happening? Thanks
The installed version is
The operating system is Windows 11
The document type is Microsoft Word 97-2003 Document (it happens on any of the documents I am using but they are all saved in that format)

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You could try resetting your user profile, step 2 in the link below:

First steps to take before submitting a bug

Otherwise it could be a compatibility problem.
Always save your files in the native file format.
So if you work mainly with LibreOffice, always save in the Open Document Format ODF.


Recommendation for a clean work with LibreOffice, if different Office programs are used, or foreign formats are used in LibreOffice.

Old files in foreign formats must be converted in ODF and possibly adapted.
Files created in LibreOffice are to be saved in ODF format (ODT, ODS, etc.).
Always keep these files as source.

If you need other formats to share with partners, you can open an ODF file and use ″Save as…″ (copy) to save it in another format and share it.
This way you always have working files available on your system environment.


Edit different file formats in LibreOffice

Please report the behavior also as an error in Bugzilla .

See also:

How to Report Bugs in LibreOffice .

Please post the link to the bug here.
format: tdf#nnnnnn (use only the number, not the link)
To do this, edit your original question. Thank you very much.

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Great, thanks so much for all the tips. Will try them out and hopefully they will fix the problem.