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Old 11-10-2002, 12:12 AM   #1
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OpenOffice save button hangs program


I have loved OpenOffice 1.0.1. I gave up windows 98e and Word 2000. I use my word processor a lot at work. So I was happily doing mdk 8.1 with OpenOffice 1.0.1 on my Compaq 1275 laptop running AMD K6 366 processor with 160 megs o' ram. Got my winmodem working even. Everything was going great! Then it happened! Often, when I hit the "save button," or if I was closing a document and it asked me if I wanted to save my work, or while I was using the automatice backup feature, OpenOffice would hang and I'd lose all my work. Remember, I'm using this at work now! This was very bad. I even re-installed mdk 8.1 and OpenOffice, but it still did the same thing. If I'm gonna use Linux and OpenOffice at work, this can't be. Anybody got some suggestions or insight into what it is going on?
 
Old 11-10-2002, 01:07 PM   #2
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It never happened to me.

Do you use spaces in your filenames?

Is your folder in another location that's not mounted?
 
Old 11-10-2002, 01:22 PM   #3
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Well, yes and no. Sometimes I do use spaces, sometimes not. I am a pastor, so, for example the file name of the sermon I preached last Sunday was 1Pet3'15.sxw. Other file names of sermons have spaces. My folder for my sermons is /home/xxx/mydocuments/mysermons. Of course I'm working as a user not as root. I hope I'm using the right terminology as a newbie.
 
Old 11-11-2002, 12:02 PM   #4
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Try one without spaces and special characters such as

11112002.sxw

in a folder under a path without spaces and specials.

If it doesn't work, turn off auto-save and save every 15 minutes manually.
 
Old 11-12-2002, 10:55 PM   #5
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I ordered and installed RH 8.0 and so far things are working fine. Who knows? So, I guess I solved the problem. Sure wish I knew what happened.
 
Old 01-15-2003, 12:43 PM   #6
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Guess what? Same thing is happening with RH 8.0. I love linux. I love everything about it but this problem. It is huge for me because I just can't have OpenOffice hanging after creating a document. I can't lose all this information. It doesn't happen every time, but enough to really be a pain. Does anyone have any ideas what is going on. I'm desparate. I'm afraid I'm going to have to go back to Windows 98 and Word 2000. I don't want to but I've got to do something.
 
Old 01-17-2003, 11:01 PM   #7
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Help! I'm desparate! I DON'T WANT TO GO BACK TO WINDOWS! Please? Can't someone offer some kind of ideas?
 
Old 01-22-2003, 10:41 PM   #8
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Is there a log of these kind of errors that I could post and possibly get some help from someone?
 
Old 01-23-2003, 02:39 PM   #9
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I'm enjoying this splendid chat with myself. Uhhhh. Actually, I do have another curious bit of information to pass on so that someone might have a clue as to what's going on. Here it is. I believe that OpenOffice freezes primarily after trying to save a document, whether by the autosave, save button, or save upon closing a document when is use FORMAT->CASE/CHARACTERS->UPPERCASE on a block of text in Writer. It seems like whenever I use autosave, save button, or save upon closing in any other situation it doesn't hang. I'm not a 100% sure about this but so far it seems to be the trend. Right now, I have set AutoSave to save every 1 minute so that if it does hang I have not loss a tremendous amount of work. However, this ain't right, no doubt! Also, if anyone could answer the previous reply about a log of errors somewhere, I'd appreciate it.
 
  


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