If you aren’t yet using LibreOffice you’re paying too much. LibreOffice is your replacement for Microsoft Office. It isn’t just as good as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel etc., in many ways it’s superior (such as being able to export documents in MediaWiki markdown format). It accepts and saves documents and spreadsheets in Microsoft Office filetypes as well as other well used filetypes. It’s also a better fit than e.g. Google Docs for many organizations that can’t rely on reliable network connections (e.g. in the Australian Outback) or very security concious organizations. Basically it’s really disappointing that the Australian government is making taxpayers fund expensive software where we should be using free and better alternatives such as LibreOffice (and Ubuntu for an Operating System) … o.k. I’m going on a rant so I’ll stop right now 😉
Back to the topic at hand, how to improve the performance of LibreOffice.
LibreOffice slow? Here’s how to speed it up
Fortunately it only takes a few seconds and is really simple to improve the LibreOffice speed considerably. Here are the instructions:
- Open up LibreOffice Writer.
- Click Tools -> Options.
- Click Memory (under LibreOffice).
- Increase the Graphics Cache -> Use for LibreOffice value (try 128 MB to start and increase further if needed).
- Increase Memory per object (try 20MB to start).
- Click OK.
That’s it. Your LibreOffice software should now load far more quickly and perform faster.