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Thread: OpenOffice 3.2.1 - Hangs Opening Document

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    Default OpenOffice 3.2.1 - Hangs Opening Document

    Running openSuse 11.3 32 bit clean default KDE install.

    When opening documents(Write, Calc, Impress?) in OpenOffice 3.2.1 there is a 7 to 10 second pause between when the document is displayed on screen and when any mouse action takes effect. This is not a document size issue, these are small documents with minimal formatting; one or two pages. Also, the system has ample horsepower and is not resource constrained.

    Clicking on a writer.odt file, from within Dolphin, results in the following events:
    Open Office.Org(ooo) splash screen displays with progress bar zipping across for a couple of seconds.
    The document appears on screen.
    For the next 7 - 10 seconds, clicking in the document or clicking ooo menu items or anything else results in nothing happening. Actions outside of ooo work fine.
    ooo simply freezes for the 7 or so seconds and then everything returns to normal operation.

    As a test I tried opening Writer with the default blank document. I started typing immediately after the blank document was displayed. I typed Te and then it froze for several seconds before displaying the final two characters st As before, once past this first few seconds, everything is fine.

    Is anyone else experiencing this? Any ideas how to stop it?

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    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Braunschweig (Germany)

    Default Re: OpenOffice 3.2.1 - Hangs Opening Document


    perhaps it's following bug:

    If yes, delete the OpenOffice KDE4 integration.

    Best wishes


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    Default Re: OpenOffice 3.2.1 - Hangs Opening Document

    Thanks for the suggestion Michael but, my issue is not the same, nor does it seem directly related to yours. My menus work fine, even after copy/pasting.

    But, when I first open a document, there is a several second hang where nothing at all within ooo works. Then, after the hang clears, everything is fine.

    I've just done another test. The problem, described above, occurs when the first document is opened. If I leave a document open and then open additional documents, the problem does not recur with the additional documents. If I close all documents and then open a document, the problem recurs.

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