OpenOffice instability issues

Shawn McCuan smccuan at
Mon Nov 27 05:21:46 UTC 2006

Very strange indeed....I have never experienced this problem with Ubuntu.
OpenOffice has always ran flawlessly for me...

Ive only ever experienced one crash using OpenOffice1.1 when I opened a MS
Word document that contained a ton of macros...

On 11/26/06, Chanchao <custom at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I wasn't able to complete my work on a user manual document using Open
> Office under Ubuntu Edgy.
> I experienced:
> * Random crashes, OpenOffice attempts to recover from this but does not
> always manage to recover all changes.
> * File corruption; ended up with certain images missing, and layout all
> over the place.
> * When printing OpenOffice quickly eats up all memory (all 760 MB of it)
> then grinds the whole system to a halt.
> So effectively it crashes the whole system. Everything stops moving, I
> couldn't take a screen shot or even access a plain terminal.  Had to
> just press the power button to stop everything.
> I'm now in Widnows and I don't experience the same instability with
> OpenOffice under windows. Is there something wrong with the Edgy version
> of OOo?   I honestly cannot work like this, saving every 3 minutes and
> wondering if all my images are still there..  And it's only a 30 page
> document with one or two relatively small sized screen shots on most
> pages. (PNG images, about 40 kB in size on average)
> I attach a screen shot of what happens to the system memory after
> hitting 'print' in OOo.. I had to use my mobile phone camera for this as
> the system completely stopped responding.
> Chanchao
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