So you think LibreOffice is too slow in handling large documents? You are not alone. A lot of users have experienced that when you open a large document with lots of images, performance of LibreOffice starts to deteriorate. You will find that it starts to (sort of) hang, starts lagging in response to mouse clicks etc. In this quick tip, I’ll show you how to leverage memory management option to improve LibreOffice performance.
LibreOffice has the “memory option” that controls how much system memory and in what manner will it be used in operating LibreOffice. The more, the better. So the idea here is if we change (read increase) the memory allocated for LibreOffice operations, we can make LibreOffice run faster. Since the default memory limits the usage, LibreOffice does not utilize the system memory at fullest, even if it is available.
Speed up LibreOffice using memory option:
To access the memory option, go to the top menu and then go to tools->options.
In here, choose the Memory option from left hand side. You will see several options in the right panel for increasing memory allocations. Increase the cache for graphics and objects. You will also see an option of “enable systrey Quickstarter”. It will add LibreOffice in system tray and thus it will start faster.
When you have applied these changes successfully, you will feel that LibreOffice opens quickly and runs faster and has over all better performance especially with large documents. If you are troubled with slow performance of your computer, do read the best practices to speed up Ubuntu.
I hope you find this quick tip useful in improving LibreOffice performance. Do share your views on it. Questions, suggestions are most welcomed. À bientôt :)