Open Office Write Files very slow to boot [Solved]

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EdQld
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Open Office Write Files very slow to boot [Solved]

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Hi,

Just did a Fresh upgrade to Mint9 and have sorted out a few small problems thanks to Google & Forums, but Open Office Write files are now very slow to boot/open, much slower than in Mint7 :(

Any ideas why this is the case or if there is a fix?

Thanks
Last edited by EdQld on Sun Jul 11, 2010 8:40 am, edited 1 time in total.
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ell02
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Re: Open Office Write Files very slow to boot

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Tweaking open office (speedy start)

Open OOo (I use writer). Select Tools -> Options. Select Memory.

Number Of Steps: 20
Use for OpenOffice.org: 128
Memory Per Object: 20
Number Of Objects: 20
Enable Quickstarter: Checked

Select Java.
Use a JRE: Checked (Alternately, Uncheck if you do not have Sun Java installed)
Select the radio button of the appropriate Java Engine if needed.

Click OK
Close OOo

This has worked for me before,have not tried it again in 6 months or so.In case something has changed.
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Re: Open Office Write Files very slow to boot

Post by EdQld »

Hi ell02, thanks very much for your recommendations, much appreciated :)

Funnily enough when I opened Write to make the changes you suggested, I found it opened quickly, so tried a few more documents and they all opened quickly :shock:

Don't know why it should have changed as I haven't made any system changes since experiencing a very slow startup?

Anyway, increasing the amount of memory should have a positive effect, so I have done this

Not sure about the "number of steps", the existing setting is 100, seems a big drop to your suggested 20? What actually does this mean or do?

Again, thanks for your help :)
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