Most of the graphics in the document are PDF pages that I've imported
into Draw and then cut and pasted them into an odt file, which in turn
is incorporated into the full document as laid out in the odm file.
Also normal scrolling of the odm document is horrendously slow as well
(minutes to scroll to the next page and redraw).
From: Girvin Herr <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Printing speed is glacial for large
Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2013 10:21:16 -0700
On 04/10/2013 03:13 PM, David Ronis wrote:
I have a project managed by an odm file that ends up being ca 1600 pages
long and contains several OLE objects, many graphics (some comprising
entire pages that started out as PDFs). I find LO unbelievably slow
(even on such simple things as refreshing the window after remapping
it). I've turned of recording/displaying changes, upped the graphics
cache numbers, set the swap directory to a ram disk, and turned off all
to-disk swapping; nothing helps. This is on a 2 CPU machine with gig's
I'm currently trying to print the project to a file (postscript
format). This takes 4-6 hours, with 1 of the CPU's running at 100% [BTW
is LO multi-threaded?]. The resulting postscript file is big, (about
350M) but not that big.
I'm on a Slackware Linux box.
There is a known problem with LO and Encapsulated PostScript (EPS)
graphics. They slow down video rendering tremendously, causing
frustrating long scrolling time. This may also cause a problem with
printing, I never tried it. When I converted my document's EPS images
to JPEG, LO rendering/scrolling sped up tremendously.
Hope this helps.