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RHEL's OPEN OFFICE very slow in opening

Senthil-ahm
Occasional Contributor

RHEL's OPEN OFFICE very slow in opening

Hi,

P4 Desktop with 915chipset & 256MB RAM/40GB HDD.
RHEL ES 3
open office 1.1
root- 4gb
boot- 1gb
swap- 1gb
data-30gb
when ever i start opening open office it takes minimum of 30sec to 3minutes.
by default processor utilisation shows around 95% alredy utilised.


any suggestions to improve performance.

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Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: RHEL's OPEN OFFICE very slow in opening

Shalom Senthil,

This is a common problem with open office. The best way to deal with it is to get the latest patch from up2date or yum patching.

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Vitaly Karasik_1
Honored Contributor

Re: RHEL's OPEN OFFICE very slow in opening

IMHO, 256MB RAM is not enough for OpenOffice. You should upgrade it to 512MB or even 1GB.

Rgds,
Vitaly
Pau Garcia i Quiles
Frequent Advisor

Re: RHEL's OPEN OFFICE very slow in opening

This should noticeably speed up your OOo:

Open OpenOffice.org Writer -> Tools -> Options

Under the OpenOffice.org heading, select Memory

Under Graphics Cache change the "Use for OpenOffice.org" to 30 MB

Change "Memory per Object" to 2.0 MB

Close OpenOffice.org

Restart OpenOffice

Vipulinux
Respected Contributor

Re: RHEL's OPEN OFFICE very slow in opening

Hi

openoffice v 1 was very slow and had memory leak issues as well.
Just upgrade the openoffice to version 2 and check the difference.

Cheers
Vipul
dirk dierickx
Honored Contributor

Re: RHEL's OPEN OFFICE very slow in opening

also opening native OOo files will be faster, so just use that. opening MS-Office files always is slower and takes a while.