Why does OpenOffice crash so often, and can I make it stop?

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Why does OpenOffice crash so often, and can I make it stop?

Postby fatgreta » Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:53 am

I don't know if there's something I'm doing wrong, but I very frequently have both calc and writer crash for no reason that is apparent to me. I then have to recover the document I'm working on. Despite having set tools-options-load/save general to 5 minutes, I frequently find that when I recover the document a great deal of information is lost. I don't keep time as I work but it seems frequently to be more than 5 minutes worth of data. I'm up to date on the version, I use Win10 that is up to date. It happens when I have other programs running and when it's the only program running. I'm planning to try to keep track of this in a specific manner so I can know more specifically, but it happens at least 10% of the times that I use one or the other program, and I believe that is a very liberal estimate. It's been a long time since I've used any other office suite on my personal PC, but in all my jobs over the years it's always been Microsoft Office we've used, and I can't recall a single time this ever happened there.

So that's my griping, now the most important question - is there any way I can stop this from happening?

Thanks,

Chris
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Re: Why does Open Office crash so often, and can I make it s

Postby thomasjk » Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:33 am

Try resetting the user profile viewtopic.php?f=74&t=12426.
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Re: Why does Open Office crash so often, and can I make it s

Postby RoryOF » Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:40 am

A Windows 10 update some months ago rendered OpenOffice very unstable. A later Win10 update is reported to have fixed this, so I suggest you verify that Win10 is fully updated: if not, please tell it to update completely, then restart your computer.
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