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Bug with writer-document

Tommy Skoglund
Hi

Suddenly it is impossible to write any longer in my writer-document. Why? The document has been longer earlier. 150 000 word. Its a novel, and very important for me to fix the document. I have tried to copy latest 24 hours text mass into earlyer version, but the there still seems to be a maximum length, it stops and I can't write any longer. Seems to be some kind of "coding" to make that happened. I can't "neutralize" my document and fix the font etc again without ruining loads of bold and italic effects. So please help me asap. I also tried to duplicate document, reinstall Open Office, my Mac etc.

Regards
Tommy
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Re: Bug with writer-document

Dan Lewis
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On 2/25/20 8:52 AM, Tommy Skoglund wrote:
> Hi
>
> Suddenly it is impossible to write any longer in my writer-document. Why? The document has been longer earlier. 150 000 word. Its a novel, and very important for me to fix the document. I have tried to copy latest 24 hours text mass into earlyer version, but the there still seems to be a maximum length, it stops and I can't write any longer. Seems to be some kind of "coding" to make that happened. I can't "neutralize" my document and fix the font etc again without ruining loads of bold and italic effects. So please help me asap. I also tried to duplicate document, reinstall Open Office, my Mac etc.
>
> Regards
> Tommy

It sounds like a memory problem to me. It might be that you do not have
enough available free RAM to write any larger than 150,000 words. Under
Tools > Options > OpenOffice.org some where you can increase the amount
of RAM that is reserved for OOo to use. This also may be the problem.

You have written this email to a mailing list which means that everyone
who is a member of it saw your email. For that reason, any replies you
want to make needs to also to be addressed to this mailing list. Others
may provide additional help.

Dan


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Re: Bug with writer-document

Keith N. McKenna
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On 2/25/2020 8:52 AM, Tommy Skoglund wrote:
> Hi
>
> Suddenly it is impossible to write any longer in my writer-document. Why? The document has been longer earlier. 150 000 word. Its a novel, and very important for me to fix the document. I have tried to copy latest 24 hours text mass into earlyer version, but the there still seems to be a maximum length, it stops and I can't write any longer. Seems to be some kind of "coding" to make that happened. I can't "neutralize" my document and fix the font etc again without ruining loads of bold and italic effects. So please help me asap. I also tried to duplicate document, reinstall Open Office, my Mac etc.
>
> Regards
> Tommy
>
Tommy;

You give us very little information to answer your question. We will
need the following information to try to help you.
1) what version of macOS are you using
2) What version of Apache OpenOffice® are you using both before and
after re-installing.

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Regards
Keith


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Re: Bug with writer-document

Rory O'Farrell
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On Tue, 25 Feb 2020 13:52:48 +0000
Tommy Skoglund <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Hi
>
> Suddenly it is impossible to write any longer in my writer-document. Why? The document has been longer earlier. 150 000 word. Its a novel, and very important for me to fix the document. I have tried to copy latest 24 hours text mass into earlyer version, but the there still seems to be a maximum length, it stops and I can't write any longer. Seems to be some kind of "coding" to make that happened. I can't "neutralize" my document and fix the font etc again without ruining loads of bold and italic effects. So please help me asap. I also tried to duplicate document, reinstall Open Office, my Mac etc.
>
> Regards
> Tommy

I regularly handle documents in OpenOffice of a million words and several thousand pages, so size is not a problem.

OpenOffice cannot handle paragraphs of longer than 64K characters; this amounts to about 15 US Letter/A4 pages.  If one marks paragraph by pressing Enter at the end of each paragraph that situation does not arise, but if one, as a habit from older word processors, marks paragraphs by Ctrl Enter, then one can quickly reach such a limit.  Turning on /View /Non printing characters (a toggle command) will show paragraphs terminated by a backwards P character (recte: a Pilcrow); if Ctrl Enter has been used, the paragraph marker will be a left pointing hooked arrow.

The fix is simple: on a _COPY_ of your file (in case of disaster), open Find and Replace.  In Find box enter \n, in Replace box enter \n (different meanings in each box).  Drop More options and select "Regular expressions".  Press Replace all.  That should fix the problem, and to prevent it happening in future, only mark paragraphs by pressing Enter.

If that doesn't fix your file, you have the unaltered original to return to.

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Re: Bug with writer-document

Rory O'Farrell


Important: where I wrote Ctrl Enter, that should have been Shift Enter.


On Tue, 25 Feb 2020 15:31:59 +0000
Rory O'Farrell <[hidden email]> wrote:

> On Tue, 25 Feb 2020 13:52:48 +0000
> Tommy Skoglund <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> > Hi
> >
> > Suddenly it is impossible to write any longer in my writer-document. Why? The document has been longer earlier. 150 000 word. Its a novel, and very important for me to fix the document. I have tried to copy latest 24 hours text mass into earlyer version, but the there still seems to be a maximum length, it stops and I can't write any longer. Seems to be some kind of "coding" to make that happened. I can't "neutralize" my document and fix the font etc again without ruining loads of bold and italic effects. So please help me asap. I also tried to duplicate document, reinstall Open Office, my Mac etc.
> >
> > Regards
> > Tommy
>
> I regularly handle documents in OpenOffice of a million words and several thousand pages, so size is not a problem.
>
> OpenOffice cannot handle paragraphs of longer than 64K characters; this amounts to about 15 US Letter/A4 pages.  If one marks paragraph by pressing Enter at the end of each paragraph that situation does not arise, but if one, as a habit from older word processors, marks paragraphs by Ctrl Enter, then one can quickly reach such a limit.  Turning on /View /Non printing characters (a toggle command) will show paragraphs terminated by a backwards P character (recte: a Pilcrow); if Ctrl Enter has been used, the paragraph marker will be a left pointing hooked arrow.
>
> The fix is simple: on a _COPY_ of your file (in case of disaster), open Find and Replace.  In Find box enter \n, in Replace box enter \n (different meanings in each box).  Drop More options and select "Regular expressions".  Press Replace all.  That should fix the problem, and to prevent it happening in future, only mark paragraphs by pressing Enter.
>
> If that doesn't fix your file, you have the unaltered original to return to.
>
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Re: Bug with writer-document

Rory O'Farrell
On Tue, 25 Feb 2020 15:35:17 +0000
Rory O'Farrell <[hidden email]> wrote:

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>
> Important: where I wrote Ctrl Enter, that should have been Shift Enter.
>


I am informed that the problem was an oversized paragraph, containing Shift Enter markers rather than Enter.

Rory

>
> On Tue, 25 Feb 2020 15:31:59 +0000
> Rory O'Farrell <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> > On Tue, 25 Feb 2020 13:52:48 +0000
> > Tommy Skoglund <[hidden email]> wrote:
> >
> > > Hi
> > >
> > > Suddenly it is impossible to write any longer in my writer-document. Why? The document has been longer earlier. 150 000 word. Its a novel, and very important for me to fix the document. I have tried to copy latest 24 hours text mass into earlyer version, but the there still seems to be a maximum length, it stops and I can't write any longer. Seems to be some kind of "coding" to make that happened. I can't "neutralize" my document and fix the font etc again without ruining loads of bold and italic effects. So please help me asap. I also tried to duplicate document, reinstall Open Office, my Mac etc.
> > >
> > > Regards
> > > Tommy
> >
> > I regularly handle documents in OpenOffice of a million words and several thousand pages, so size is not a problem.
> >
> > OpenOffice cannot handle paragraphs of longer than 64K characters; this amounts to about 15 US Letter/A4 pages.  If one marks paragraph by pressing Enter at the end of each paragraph that situation does not arise, but if one, as a habit from older word processors, marks paragraphs by Ctrl Enter, then one can quickly reach such a limit.  Turning on /View /Non printing characters (a toggle command) will show paragraphs terminated by a backwards P character (recte: a Pilcrow); if Ctrl Enter has been used, the paragraph marker will be a left pointing hooked arrow.
> >
> > The fix is simple: on a _COPY_ of your file (in case of disaster), open Find and Replace.  In Find box enter \n, in Replace box enter \n (different meanings in each box).  Drop More options and select "Regular expressions".  Press Replace all.  That should fix the problem, and to prevent it happening in future, only mark paragraphs by pressing Enter.
> >
> > If that doesn't fix your file, you have the unaltered original to return to.
> >
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