OOo 2.2 Spreadsheet Slooowww

O. Sinclair o.sinclair at gmail.com
Thu Aug 23 16:41:56 UTC 2007


Rick Knight wrote:
> O. Sinclair wrote:
>> guido dom wrote:
>>   
>>> it works in ubuntu feisty with Gnome
>>>
>>>
>>> 2007/8/21, O. Sinclair <o.sinclair at gmail.com <mailto:o.sinclair at gmail.com>>:
>>>
>>>     Neil Winchurst wrote:
>>>      > On Tue, 21 Aug 2007 09:49:42 +0200
>>>      > "O. Sinclair" <o.sinclair at gmail.com
>>>     <mailto:o.sinclair at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>>      >
>>>      >> Open Office - Making It Start Faster!
>>>      >> Posted: 15 Aug 2007 05:51 PM CDT
>>>      >>
>>>      >> therefore this may be a short post. Alright, let's get on with it.
>>>      >> Open up Write or Calc.
>>>      >> Goto Tools, then Options.
>>>      >> Locate the setting on the left called 'Memory'. Then on the
>>>     right, check
>>>      >> to make sure that the following are in place.
>>>      >> Number of steps is set to 20.
>>>      >> Graphics Cache for Open Office is set to 128 MB.
>>>      >> Memory per object is set to 20.0 MB.
>>>      >> Enable systray quickstarter is check-marked.
>>>      >>  From here, simply hit OK and restart the program. From this
>>>     point on,
>>>      >> the applications of the Open Office suite will run MUCH faster at
>>>      >> start-up. ;)
>>>      >>
>>>      >> It did help me,
>>>      >> Sinclair
>>>      > Interesting. I did the above and indeed both the writer and the
>>>      > spreadsheet go much faster. Just one puzzle - I check-marked the
>>>      > quickstarter as you said, but when I went back to check  the mark
>>>     had
>>>      > been removed.
>>>      >
>>>      > Still, it doesn't seem to matter, it goes really quickly now. Thanks.
>>>      >
>>>     I should maybe have added that the quickstarter option is not even
>>>     available for me, don't know if that is one of those Gnome/KDE issues.
>>>
>>>     Sinclair
>>>     
>> As a further followup - there is a separate quickstart package for 
>> OpenOffice and KDE, actually 2 of them. The "oooqs2-kde" worked in 
>> Kubuntu but seems to make no difference in startup speed after the above 
>> adjustments and the box for "enable quickstart" is still grayed-out in 
>> OpenOffice. It does however give a convenient way to start OO with 
>> documents etc. from the tray if you wish.
>>
>> Sinclair
>>
>>   
> Thanks everyone for these tips. While they may have made a difference in 
> how long it takes to start OpenOffice Calc, they didn't improve the 
> overall performance of OpenOffice. I have 3 similarly equiped PCs 
> running Kubuntu. One of them, my desktop at home, is still running 
> Kubuntu 6.06 with OOo 2.0.2. The other 2 PCs, my notebook and my desktop 
> at work both run Kubuntu Feisty 7.04 with OOo 2.2.0. At home using OOo 
> 2.0.2 I can open this spreadsheet in under 3 seconds. When I click the 
> upper left corner to select the entire spreadsheet, selection is 
> instant. No delay at all. I can navigate around the spreadsheet without 
> any delay or latency. Everything works fine. On both my notebook PC and 
> my desktop at work running Feisty 7.04 with OOo 2.2.0 the same 
> spreadshet takes 30 seconds to open. Doing the same procedure as above 
> to select all takes 9 minutes, yes minutes. Navigating around the 
> spreadsheet is so slow I have to stop constantly to let the sheet catch 
> up with me. This makes OOo Calc pretty much unusable for me. Problem is, 
> the other 2 or 3 linux spreadsheet apps lack features I need. Most of my 
> spreadsheets are .csv format and range from about 400 rows to just over 
> 3500 rows and 26 columns. The spreadsheet example above is 445 rows, 15 
> columns and 719K.
> 
> My home desktop PC is a 4 year old clone P4 2.4 GHz with 2 GB RAM 
> Kubuntu 6.06
> My work desktop PC is a Dell Optiplex GX52 Pentium D 3.2 GHz with 3 GB 
> RAM Kubuntu Feisty 7.04
> My notebook PC is an HP nc8230 Pentium Centrino 1.87 GZ with 2 GB RAM 
> and Kubuntu Feisty 7.04.
> 
Well, something has to be wrong alright but it beats me what. Try 
disabling Java in Tools/Options/General - very few functions use it and 
it can slow Oo down quite a bit.

Sinclair




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