Sunday, May 10, 2009

How to make OpenOffice load faster

Here we will discuss the procedure to be followed for making OpenOffice run faster in Ubuntu.

Some simple steps make OpenOffice snappier.

  • Go to Applications > Office > Word Processor

  • The Word Processor is launched. Go to the Tools menu and select Options.

  • The Options window is opened.

  • Highlight Memory on the left panel, change the setting as shown below.

    • Reduce the number of Undo steps to a figure lower than 100. Adelstein suggests 20 or 30 steps.

    • Under Graphics cache, set Use for to 128 MB (up from the original 6MB).

    • Set Memory per object to 20MB (up from the default .5MB).

    • Set the number of objects under Cache for inserted objects at 20.

    • Check Quickstarter.

  • Now highlight Java on the left panel, uncheck Use a Java runtime environment

  • Click the OK button and close Start it up again to experience the change in speed!

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