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Old 06-25-2012, 09:01 AM   #1
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Libre office writer becomes slow when images are inserted in a document


Hie guys i'm using linux mint 13 and when i insert images on a document in libre office writer the system becomes very slow and at times freezes such that i have to forcefully switch it off.my laptop is a toshiba satellite 2.2GHz processor, 1GB RAM.I dual boot so when i am in Windows 7,microsoft office 2010 does not present such problems.
 
Old 06-25-2012, 12:18 PM   #2
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I found these instructions in the Libreoffice Writter Guide:
Quote:
Insert Picture dialog box
1) Click in the LibreOffice document where you want the image to appear.
2) Choose Insert > Picture > From File from the menu bar.
3) On the Insert Picture dialog box, navigate to the file to be inserted, and select it.

At the bottom of the dialog box are two options, Preview and Link. Select Preview to view
a thumbnail of the selected image on the right (as shown in the example), so you can verify
that you have the correct file. See “Inserting an image file” below for the use of Link.
4) Click Open.
If you followed these instructions, you have linked images into your document (a link to the souce of the image is placed into the document instead of a copy of the image). When it comes time to print, the souce files which contain the images must be opened before the linked image can be printed. That will certainly slow down the print process.

The other method of including images in text documents is embedding, which places a copy of the image into the document and should not slow down printing.
 
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Old 07-01-2012, 05:38 AM   #3
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Thanks bigrigdriver however i am failing to embed the image.So how is it done?
 
Old 07-08-2012, 07:12 AM   #4
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After browsing the web i finally managed to get the info on how to embed the image but its still doing the same thing even if the image was embedded on another computer.
 
Old 07-08-2012, 07:17 AM   #5
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How big is the image file? Even when using MSOffice, I always downsize images before adding them to a document. In any word processor, a document with lots of hi-res images can get out of control very quickly.
 
Old 07-08-2012, 07:28 AM   #6
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some of the images are 10KB i created them by exporting from this circuit making software called Circuit maker and they have an extension .wmf
 
Old 07-08-2012, 07:42 AM   #7
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((Just guessing))--I wonder if Open/Libre Office has an issue with wmf---what happens if you use jpegs?
 
Old 07-08-2012, 07:54 AM   #8
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for now i have used these wmf and also png.i am still to try the jpeg
 
Old 07-08-2012, 08:19 AM   #9
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Test with 'free' if your system is using your swap space.
 
  


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