problem with openoffice

Hello,

I’ve recently installed Linux 11.1 and i am having problems with my openOffice applications. Actually, i can’t open more than 2 word documents at the same time, and sometimes when i am trying to open a second word document, it freezes! Then, i click on Ctrl+Alt+ Esc to kill the application, but afterwards i cannot open the office application. So i restart my computer and do the same process!
Do you know what i have to do in order to correct this problem/bug and avoid multiple restarts?

Thanks,

lafty

How much RAM have you and how big is your swap partition?

i have 512 mb RAM and my linux swap is 1.4 GB.