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Hi :)
Ok, so if you have created parallel installs of LibreOffice without using the guide then they might 
be interacting badly.  I don't think it's that but it might be worth uninstalling the downloaded 
version and then reinstall it but following the parallel install guide this time.

There is a chapter about bibliographies and such in the official guides.  Chapter 12 in the Writer 
I don't think that is going to help either but it might be worth a quick flick through and perhaps 
skim read parts.

Frequent crashing usually indicates a bad version of java.  Java 6_21 seems to be the best for 
older versions of LibreOffice but i think you need the 7_3 (or around there, most recent is best).  
Unfortunately java gets compromised so fast nowadays that the last few versions haven't even been 
released before Oracle have had to start working on the next version.  So it takes a bit of digging 
around on the Oracle website (or via  I found these links through a quick googles search 
but i'm not sure they are the latest or best links

On the wiki-page for documentation they have 3rd party documentation alongside early releases of 
official documentation and this section might be useful for attcking the problem from a programming 

Regards from
Tom :)

--- On Sun, 8/4/12, Jonathan Schultz <> wrote:

From: Jonathan Schultz <>
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Some documents make libreoffice-writer crash
Date: Sunday, 8 April, 2012, 6:35

Unfortunately I'm still not out of the woods.

The TDF version of LibreOffice isn't detected by bibus. Which means no 
bibliography, which is pretty much a deal-breaker.

So I played with the debian/testing version again, and managed to get it 
to not crash with my file by deleting my user profile. Then I rebuilt 
the profile... and it started crashing again. And now if I start again 
with a virgin profile, it still crashes.

I tried to look at the source for bibus (it's all in python) to work out 
how it detects whether Libre/Open-Office is present, but don't know 
enough about the LibreOffice API to know what I'm really looking for.

So I still have a basically unusable system. :(

On 08/04/12 11:34, Tom Davies wrote:
Hi :)
Phew, i'm glad to hear you solved it.  Presumably you copied the old User Profile to the new 
place to get your previous settings and Extensions back?  You can always try the repo version 
another time and then perhaps do a parallel install after that maybe.
Regards from
Tom :)

--- On Sun, 8/4/12, Jonathan Schultz<>  wrote:

From: Jonathan Schultz<>
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Some documents make libreoffice-writer crash
Date: Sunday, 8 April, 2012, 1:11

You might have already tried this but it looks like you didn't
mention it.  Can you download the TDF's official version instead of
using one from the repos?〈=en-GB

I have tried it now, and it works! Thank you very much. It messed with
my desktop integration a little and put the configuration files in a
different place, but when I'd worked that out it all looked good.

I didn't bother with the parallel installation though, actually didn't notice that you'd shown me 
that link until it was too late. I guess I can go back to the debian distro when they get 3.4.6?

Annoyingly the main downloads page tries to give me the .Rpm instead
of the .Deb but also it lets you choose the more stable 3.4.6 instead
of the 3.5.2.

It worked for me, ie offered me the .deb installation.


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