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Libreoffice crashing

Post by dave8671 » Sun Feb 12, 2017 3:50 pm

Libreoffice Version: 5.1.4.2 Build ID: 1:5.1.4-0ubuntu1 crashes when I am typing with tables in writer. It just crashes and fails on recovery of the documents I was working on. I wa thinking of purging it and reinstalling or trying a the new release via ppa/ which path should I take?



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Re: Libreoffice crashing

Post by Cosmo. » Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:29 pm

Try this at first:

Make sure LO is completely closed, inclusive the quick starter.
Open your file manager and make hidden files visible (ctrl-h).
Go in your home into the folder .config and rename the subfolder libreoffice to libreoffice.bck.
Start LO and try again.

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Re: Libreoffice crashing

Post by dave8671 » Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:28 pm

Seems to have worked but what causes that is this just a bug or corrupted config file? Odd this does not happen on windows

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Re: Libreoffice crashing

Post by Cosmo. » Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:34 pm

This folder contains your LO profile, which has a very complex structure. Seems, that it got corrupted somehow, e. g. by a wrongly stored configuration. This can happen on every OS. It happened never on my systems (all Linux).

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Re: Libreoffice crashing

Post by dave8671 » Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:47 pm

I was using windows version before which had a font that was not installed on my Mint laptop. What is the MS font package called that I could install this may stop this issue if this is the case?

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Re: Libreoffice crashing

Post by Pierre » Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:38 pm

whilst it's possible that the MS font could cause an issue,
it's also somewhat unlikely to do so, but is more likely to be an configure issue.
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Re: Libreoffice crashing

Post by dave8671 » Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:38 pm

I had the same issue yesterday with a new wirtter document i created. After i renamed the libreoffice config file to bak. It stopped for a day. It seems to occur when i am using tables in writer and formating them background and text size spacing etc. The recovery of the document fails but no data is lost. I closed the recovery and i open up the document and continue working on it. I am kinda stumped.

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Re: Libreoffice crashing

Post by Cosmo. » Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:59 pm

Possibly an issue with LO 5.1.4? Hard to say. 5.1.4 is since half a year behind the development state, the pitifully not so seldom case with a number of applications, where the maintenance in the official repositories is near to not existent.

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Re: Libreoffice crashing

Post by ajgreeny » Tue Feb 14, 2017 5:16 pm

You could always try adding the ubuntu ppa repository for the most recent LO version, currently 5.3.0.3 which is working fine on my Xubuntu 16.04 and Xubuntu 14.04, so should be fine also on Mint versions that are supported at the moment.
https://launchpad.net/~libreoffice/+archive/ubuntu/ppa

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Re: Libreoffice crashing

Post by dave8671 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:04 pm

Installed the ppa tonight and testing his version

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Re: Libreoffice crashing

Post by Federicomr » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:14 am

Same error here with LibreOffice 5.1.4.2 10m0(Build:2) in Mint 18.1 Cinnamon. It crashes when i'm editing tables Did the PPA version work?

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Solved: Libreoffice crashing

Post by dave8671 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:47 am

After days of using 5.3 in mate it seems to have corrected the issue. I also wanted to test if this issue was just in mate so I switched hdd and updated cinnamon 18 used the default 5.1 like in mate. I did not have the table issues in cinnamon desktop using the standard 5.1 like in mate.

There are formating or screen rendering table issues I meaning the table is there but scroll up it is gone. Scroll back down its back i might be using the wrong term. I think is Libreoffice not the any OS this happens windows 7 and my mac [mid 09] ] . l did not test this on my desktop which is a much better spec i3 core 3.x and AMD graphics HD5570.

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Re: Libreoffice crashing

Post by dave8671 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:17 pm

It issue also is in cinnamon update to the Libreoffice 3.5 by installing.

https://launchpad.net/~libreoffice/+archive/ubuntu/ppa

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