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From Rory O'Farrell <ofarr...@iol.ie>
Subject Re: Problems with large fles in Writer?
Date Wed, 27 Dec 2017 17:14:01 GMT
On Wed, 27 Dec 2017 08:21:28 -0800
Kay Schenk <kay.schenk@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Rory--
> Can any of the files you're working with be deposited in some publicly
> accessible location for others to test? Especially the older OO test files?
> 
> --------
> MzK

Kay,

If you send me off-list a postal address, I'll send you (and others interested who do likewise)
a CD/DVD with a selection of the files.  All told they amount to about 500MB.

Rory
 
> On Dec 24, 2017 09:23, "Rory O'Farrell" <ofarrwrk@iol.ie> wrote:
> 
> > I have some large files made with OO 2.x and 3.x; one I currently have in
> > front of me is the complete works of Jane Austen, which I built out of the
> > individual files some time ago - as this is all public domain, I can share
> > it. This file on OO4 is about 1.7 MB, 800k words, 4 million chars, 3200 A5
> > pages.
> >
> > It flies in LibreOffice 5.1.6.2 on an Xubuntu 16.04.03 system (2 x 4788
> > Bogomips), 4 GB ram, SATA hard disk. On my main machine. using OO 4.1.5
> > RC1), but also on earlier OO 4.1.x versions, on Xubuntu 16.04.03 (4 x 6185
> > Bogomips) 8 GB ram, SSD disk drive [a machine with 4 cores, each core about
> > 130% faster than the lesser powered machine] it is glacial.
> >
> > I asked OO to add an extra heading level into the ToC - memory twitching
> > about 570 MB, one core completely engaged, no response after 60 minutes
> > I'll leave it run to see if it completes. The LibreOffice machine is using
> > 525 MB ram, and no core when not updating the ToC. It did the Index rebuild
> > in about 12 seconds. Page count is dramatically different - LO ~2400 A5
> > pages, OO ~3200 A5 pages) (fonts are identical on both machines). I'm not
> > at present worrying about that - I'll try a small file (300 pages) and see
> > how that matches across suites.
> >
> > I have also noted that some very large sample files (made to examine page
> > number limitations some years ago) won't open on current OO versions - the
> > files that will open are the smaller ones (~55K pages not ~120K pages).
> >
> > I'm thinking (purely because I can't be stopped) that OO is each time
> > reverting to the start of the file when doing layout (as Alt Search and
> > Replace does), whereas LO does layout in one stream from the beginning. The
> > hard disks don't come into the problem, as Swap files have not been touched.
> >
> >
> > --
> > Rory O'Farrell <ofarrwrk@iol.ie>
> >
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Rory O'Farrell <ofarrwrk@iol.ie>

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