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Old 10-30-2003, 02:20 AM   #1
satimis
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How to speed up starting OpenOffice documents


Hi folks,

RH9
KDE 3.1-10 RedHat
OOo1.1

It takes quite long time to start a .doc while clicking the file on "Konqueror"(/home/user) on KDE desktop. Besides most time it starts 2 (two) documents simultaneously, a blank document and the document which you evoke to read. I have to close the blank document later.

Kindly advise how to fix this problem and improve the speed in starting a document.

Thanks in advance.

B.R.
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Old 10-30-2003, 02:48 AM   #2
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check you document filetype. OO should only open the document you click. i found myself with your problem with 2 docs opening, but that's because the filetype got messed up somehow where the top listing was OO Math and the second listing was OO swriter. had to change that order to have swriter at the top of the application list. there's a slight bug with OO in that it wouldn't let me delete math from the application list. this was upgrading to 1.1 final from 1.1 beta. my guess is that alone should speed up OO opening up for you a bit.
 
Old 10-30-2003, 03:02 AM   #3
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OO is Java application. Java applications start slow. It's quite normal. But the performance and startup times are improving every new JVM. So download the latest version of J2RE (1.4.2) and setup the JAVA_HOME environment variable point to your installed J2RE. OO will use it rather than its default JVM.
You will feel a bit faster but it will be still slow compare to native applications.
There is no way to improve it any farther.

OO1.1 is faster than 1.0 because the JVM comes with 1.1 is newer than 1.0. But if you download your own JVM and use it as mensioned above, it will be the same and 1.0 will be as fast as 1.1.

Last edited by moeminhtun; 10-30-2003 at 03:10 AM.
 
Old 10-30-2003, 03:11 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by megaspaz
check you document filetype. OO should only open the document you click. i found myself with your problem with 2 docs opening, but that's because the filetype got messed up somehow where the top listing was OO Math and the second listing was OO swriter. had to change that order to have swriter at the top of the application list. there's a slight bug with OO in that it wouldn't let me delete math from the application list. this was upgrading to 1.1 final from 1.1 beta. my guess is that alone should speed up OO opening up for you a bit.
Hi,

Thanks for your advice.

I checked Control Center - Applications - MSWord

2 were there
Writer (top)
PtinterAdmin
(I don't know why it was there)

Delete 'PinterAdmin' -> click 'Apply'

Situation has not been improved, 2 doc opened.

It takes prolonged time to start a document, sufficient to finish half cup coffee.

I have posted this problem to OOo mailing list and am waiting for a reply. I will post here if there is.

B.R.
satimis
 
Old 10-30-2003, 12:17 PM   #5
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Try using the OpenOffice.org Quickstarter, as mentioned at http://www.bytebot.net/openoffice/faq.html#Misc1
 
Old 11-01-2003, 03:50 AM   #6
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Originally posted by moeminhtun
OO is Java application. Java applications start slow. It's quite normal. But the performance and startup times are improving every new JVM. So download the latest version of J2RE (1.4.2) and setup the JAVA_HOME environment variable point to your installed J2RE. OO will use it rather than its default JVM.
You will feel a bit faster but it will be still slow compare to native applications.
There is no way to improve it any farther.

OO1.1 is faster than 1.0 because the JVM comes with 1.1 is newer than 1.0. But if you download your own JVM and use it as mensioned above, it will be the same and 1.0 will be as fast as 1.1.
Hi,

According to my recollection at time of installation I have installed J2RE the latest version.

B.R.
satimis
 
Old 11-01-2003, 03:54 AM   #7
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Try using the OpenOffice.org Quickstarter, as mentioned at http://www.bytebot.net/openoffice/faq.html#Misc1
Hi,

RH9
====
Now I have oooqs-2.0.2 installed successfully on my system. But
$ /usr/bin/soffice -quickstarter

found the same speed as without Quickstarter installed.

B.R.
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