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Speed up OpenOffice

This page was last updated on July 18, 2009.

  1. Launch the Word Processor.
  2. Left-click the Tools menu.
  3. Left-click Options.
  4. Left-click Memory on the left side of the window.
    1. Change Number of steps to 20 or 30.
    2. Change Use for to 128.
    3. Change Memory per object to 20.0.
  5. Left-click Java on the left side of the window.
    • Uncheck the box next to Use a Java runtime environment.
  6. Click the OK button.
  7. Close Word Processor.
  8. Restart Word Processor to use the new settings.

There’s a page by Zolved on How to make OpenOffice run faster in Ubuntu. Some of the information there may be outdated, but the screenshots could be helpful.

Obligatory Happy Ending

And they all lived happily ever after. The end.


  1. Thanks for the suggestion. It worked :)

    Comment by Kaustav — December 6, 2009 @ 2:12 am

  2. It speed up open/save prompt and browsing a lot.
    Thanks for the tip.

    Comment by JP — February 1, 2010 @ 5:57 am

  3. Works great in O-O 3.2.1 on Kubuntu, thanks!

    Comment by Russell Robinson — May 12, 2011 @ 1:12 am

    • Thanks for letting me know! It also works great in OpenOffice 3.2.0 under Kubuntu. :)

      Comment by mostlylinux — May 13, 2011 @ 4:25 am

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