Date: prev next · Thread: first prev next last
2018 Archives by date, by thread · List index

I realized this morning that the version I installed was the "fresh" release and not the "still" release. I did that because it was at the top of the download page for the installer and was the only one that showed on my browser screen (I didn't think to scroll down because convention seems to be to present the current safe version at the top and provide access to potentially unstable versions via more obscure links). Seems to me it would be wise to hide the "fresh" version and present the "still" version at the top of the list.

I am downloading the v.5 "still" release and will test that on the new computer. I'm expecting it to work faster.

I also noticed that the 6.0.1 release is missing the memory management option under the Tools|Options menu. I'd thought perhaps I could speed up the filtering of the long file with memory management but there was no option for memory management that I could find. I don't know if that's intentional or a bug, but I thought I should mention it. Again, that is in v.6.0.1.


On 2/19/18 11:07 PM, Carl Paulsen wrote:
OK, a little more info. I just ended up trying the spreadsheet on the older machine running windows 7 and LibreOffice 5 and the filtering was nearly instantaneous. Odd because Excel (2007) on that same machine is very slow. So why would Calc run so slow when filtering using LO 6 on a Windows 10 machine but so fast when running LO 5 on a Windows 7 machine? And is there any connection to Excel being so slow on both machines?


On 2/19/18 10:49 PM, Carl Paulsen wrote:
I work with large spreadsheets and have used both Excel and Calc in the past. I have a large file with 10 or so sheets, many of which are large and one has just over 35,000 records. In this sheet there is a field that is boolean (0 or -1). When I filter on this field in Excel it takes several minutes to complete. When filtering in Calc it takes 10-15 minutes or more. I'm using Excel on an older and slower i5 windows 7 machine and Libreoffice on a newer i5 (8th gen) with windows 10. I may try to switch machines to see what happens, but I'm pretty busy and taking the time to do that is tricky. Also, I've tried using Excel 360 (trial) on the newer windows 10 machine and it loads 30 seconds or so faster than the older machine running excel, much faster than Libreoffice.

What might cause this slow filtering? I'd love to use Calc exclusively, but occasional problems like this keep scaring me away from fully embracing Libreoffice.

Thanks for any insights or ideas about how to speed it up.

To unsubscribe e-mail to:
Posting guidelines + more:
List archive:
All messages sent to this list will be publicly archived and cannot be deleted


Privacy Policy | Impressum (Legal Info) | Copyright information: Unless otherwise specified, all text and images on this website are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. This does not include the source code of LibreOffice, which is licensed under the Mozilla Public License (MPLv2). "LibreOffice" and "The Document Foundation" are registered trademarks of their corresponding registered owners or are in actual use as trademarks in one or more countries. Their respective logos and icons are also subject to international copyright laws. Use thereof is explained in our trademark policy.