LinuxQuestions.org
Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 01-25-2004, 02:19 PM   #1
thegreatgatsby
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: England
Distribution: SuSE 9.3 pro
Posts: 332

Rep: Reputation: 30
openoffice.org irritations


openoffice org is irritating me enough to change to another program

why does it take so long to open a document
why does it open a new blank document when I open a file

will version 2 be better???
 
Old 01-25-2004, 04:08 PM   #2
benjithegreat98
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2003
Location: Shelbyville, TN, USA
Distribution: Fedora Core, CentOS
Posts: 1,019

Rep: Reputation: 45
Does it take a long time to load even when you have OOfice open already? OO does have long load times when opening the program. That is being addressed and will hopefully be fixed in future versions. Open office is at version 1.1, I believe. Which v are you using? Upgrading my solve your open documnet problem. You will have to ask the developers if version 2 will be better. I imagine they will say yes.
 
Old 01-26-2004, 02:37 AM   #3
thegreatgatsby
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: England
Distribution: SuSE 9.3 pro
Posts: 332

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
I am using both 1.1 on windows & linux.

it takes ages to load a file even when the program is running, and then it opens a new blank file too!

another thing is that the files do not display the same on the windows version and the linux version, so all the formatting is changed.

in that respect M$ office documents display better on linux than documents created on OOo for windows.

I did try abi word, but that program wouldn't open my word / OOo documents properly.
 
Old 01-26-2004, 04:16 AM   #4
UltimaGuy
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Chennai, India
Distribution: PCLinuxOS .92, FC4
Posts: 840

Rep: Reputation: 31
Strange, but I use OO in Windows in my work, and it is better than MSOffice. It even lets me convert my documents into pdf.

And I had problems only in MSOffice documents. The *.sxw documents are the same to view between linux and windows!
 
Old 01-26-2004, 10:46 AM   #5
benjithegreat98
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2003
Location: Shelbyville, TN, USA
Distribution: Fedora Core, CentOS
Posts: 1,019

Rep: Reputation: 45
Hmmm. I don't know what else to tell you. Sorry. I know that I have problems when working on my resume, which is a complex document, in the ms and linux versions of OOo. They don't display the same, but I imagine that has to do with my choice of fonts.

The blank document and the long load time even thought it is open is strange.
 
Old 01-26-2004, 05:26 PM   #6
thegreatgatsby
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: England
Distribution: SuSE 9.3 pro
Posts: 332

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
it's exactly that -- the 16 page resume - displays different with linux / windows versions of OoO & takes a lifetime to load. I will time it.

There are many features of OoO that I really like but the load times, unfortunately don't really bode well for my 75,000 word thesis
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
OpenOffice.org aznboi12321 Linux - Software 2 03-05-2005 09:34 PM
OpenOffice.org big_syner Linux - Software 3 10-20-2004 02:52 AM
OpenOffice.org problems Tazkerin Linux - Software 2 06-09-2004 03:47 PM
OpenOffice.org Jafar Linux - Software 8 05-27-2003 11:47 AM
Slackpack of OpenOffice.org Calum Slackware 5 05-14-2003 02:34 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:59 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration