Speed up- open office

ive only recently started using it,but found it a bit sluggish to launch etc
heres a few options to speed it up.
Apologies if old news to some
1. Increase Memory Cache
This is a method to decrease the loading time by tweaking the memory settings.
Go to:
Applications-->OpenOffice.org Writer-->Tools-->Options
Under the OpenOffice.org heading, select Memory,
Under Graphics Cache, change the "Use for OpenOffice.org" to 64 MB (or more if you have >512MB RAM)
Change "Memory per Object" to 8.0 MB
Close OpenOffice.org

2. Reduce Number of Undo Steps
Go to:
Applications-->OpenOffice.org Writer-->Tools-->Options
Under the OpenOffice.org heading, select Memory,
Now change these settings:
Undo:Number of steps = 25

3. Disable Java Runtime Environment
Apparently Open Office also loads the Java Runtime Environment at startup to handle databases. If you don't use database, you can disable the feature.
Applications-->OpenOffice.org Writer-->Tools-->Options
Click on Java, and deselect “Use Java Runtime Environment.”
Restart the program

  tonyx1302 22:48 08 May 2007

Hi THE RAVEN. I too use O/Office and agree with your 'sluggish' comments and would like to implement your speed up suggestions but without sounding to stupid, where will I find 'Applications' to start the alterations. The rest I can follow ok but don't know how to locate the application bit.
With thanks


Tony

Hi it just means once youve opened writer etc,then go into tools options

  Belatucadrus 23:46 08 May 2007

Works on the closely related Star office as well.

Hi Tony,
just to clarify
go into openoffice.org writer (as though you were starting a new document)

then from the top bar
select tools then options
and action the changes

  derbyfc 01:53 09 May 2007

bookmarked,downloading on my girlfriends laptop at the weekend

  tonyx1302 07:42 09 May 2007

Thanks for coming back *THE RAVEN* and sorry for the delay in responding but shot of to bed at 11.30 last night. Have followed up your suggestions and all works a lot faster

Thanks again


Tony

  Bagsey 08:12 09 May 2007

^

  moorie- 14:48 09 May 2007

Thanks,
alot quicker

  March Hare 15:58 09 May 2007

Bookmarked - thanks.

another easy one,
get rid of splash screen
click here

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