Archive for July 4th, 2010

OpenOffice 3.2 Graphics Cache Settings

The default OpenOffice 3.2 graphics cache is probably large enough for ordinary documents. However, I put together a 9-page illustrated biography for a birthday party last year using (most likely) OOo 3.1 and that file dragged OOo 3.2 to its knees.

The default cache settings are something like

  • 20 MB
  • 2 MB per object
  • 20 objects

Crank those to

  • 256 MB
  • 5 MB per object
  • 50 objects

Much better!

I’m sure that depends on what you’re doing and how much memory your PC has, but when OOo gets really pokey on a graphics-intensive document, check the cache.

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