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ianseeks wrote:
On Monday 26 Jan 2015 19:18:24 Tim Lloyd wrote:
Hi Ian,

I am assuming this is an existing document. Not new? Any document in
particular or any?
An exisitng ODT, nothing complicated in the file, just text

Is the CTRL-C the first thing you do?
Highlight with mouse then Ctrl-c, the

How big is the text you highlight?
2 pages

No problems in previous versions I assume!
with one of the 4.3 releases that was just before the 4.4 release but i didn;t
take note of the version.

Any other info would be useful to track this down. I had a go on
Fedora/Cinnamon but I can't break it.
it doesn;t happen every time so unfortunately i can't reproduce at will.
under the 4.3 version i was actually copying text from a browser to paste into
the exisitng Writer document.  But on 4.4 i was copying the text from ODT and
the creating a new ODT document to paste into, it created the new empty text
document but that was as far as it got before it died

I don't know if it's related, but there was previously an issue where pasting content including images from a web page sometimes froze LibreOffice while it downloaded the images. If the images were large, or you're on a slow connection, it could take a while and appear completely unresponsive. That was discussed on bug 60415 <>, and seemed to be fixed in Always possible that it's regressed though.

If the pasted images are linked to the original content (so that they automatically update), it might also connect back to the original web site when copying that content from one document to another. Perhaps check Edit > Links on the source document and try breaking any links listed there before copying (unless, of course, you want the images to remain linked so that they automatically update in your document when they change online).

If this is the problem, and you want to avoid the delays when pasting content from a web page, you can use Edit > Paste Special > Unformatted Text to get the text, then individually copy any images you want and use Edit > Paste Special > Bitmap (or anything other than one of the HTML or Unformatted Text options). The text and images won't be formatted as they were on the original web page, but that's not always a bad thing as you'll be starting from a relatively clean state to format as you like.

I think i'll just have to keep my eye on it and see if it happens again

THanks for your reply

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