Bug 35291 - Writer crashes in passing +/- 147 megabytes & fail to compress JPG image
Summary: Writer crashes in passing +/- 147 megabytes & fail to compress JPG image
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.3.0 release
Hardware: x86 (IA32) Windows (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Reported: 2011-03-14 05:40 UTC by challengnow
Modified: 2011-03-21 01:01 UTC (History)
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Description challengnow 2011-03-14 05:40:33 UTC
For a legal document I was inserting JPG images into Writer.  On passing 147 megabytes it would either fail to insert, delete a prior one or crash.  Resolved by opening a second Writer document on reaching 120 megabytes, initiated a new start point for page count and number of pages for continuity of the final document, and copied the rest of the images (another 104 megabytes).  Because Writer does not allow for JPG image compression when inserting (a second bug) I saved the final copies in PDF which did allow for image compression.
Comment 1 Don't use this account, use tml@iki.fi 2011-03-14 06:04:36 UTC
147, 120, 104 megabytes *of what* ?
Comment 2 challengnow 2011-03-17 09:01:47 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> 147, 120, 104 megabytes *of what* ?

Having stated that I was "inserting JPG images into Writer" I did not feel it necessary to add further clarification.  Since there is a question ("of what"), the "JPG images" were JPG version of photographs which caused Writer to grow to 147 megabytes, and malfunction and/or crash; ditto for 120 and 104.  I trust this is now sufficiently clear.
Comment 3 Don't use this account, use tml@iki.fi 2011-03-17 12:41:15 UTC
No, it is indeed not clear.

When you say "caused Writer to grow to 147 megabytes", what do you mean exactly? It is *not* clear what you mean. You mean the process size as displayed in Task Manager? Which column, "Working Set"? (But if you mean this, why do you say "Writer", the process name is "soffice.bin"?)

Please, explain very exactly each step. There are lots of JPEG pictures on the web; use some such as an example, tell exactly what image, and how many times you inserted it (after first having downloaded it to your local machine).
Comment 4 challengnow 2011-03-18 11:53:25 UTC
I reported a bug and provided a work-around but apparently my English is not clear enough so I'll try one last time, after this either fix it or don't fix it, I no longer care.  Further, I don't think I will ever try again to pass on a bug as recipient seems way to obtuse or seeks willfully to irritate.  FIRST. the type of JPG image cannot possibly matter as would the number of them unless I was referring to inserting several millions (exaggerating of course) but quality does as it is inverse to their compression; with Writer -- the text software part of LibreOffice, note that I had capitalized Writer hence was using a name not a process -- the higher the quality of inserted images the higher the pixtels the more bytes it requires.  SECOND. Add anything enough times and it will grow, in this case adding JPG images (in lay terms photos) to the document generated by Writer (the text software part of LibreOffice) eventually grew the number of pages (hence the Writer document) past 147 megabytes at which point it did as previously reported.  THIRD. 147 megabytes refers to placing the cursor on the document, right clicking on it, going down to "Properties" and clicking on it, thus being able to see the size to which Writer (the text software part of LibreOffice) has grown.  FOURTH.  The number of Writer (the text software part of LibreOffice) pages to reach 147 megabytes was 10 with varying number of JPG images (photos to the layperson) per page, some two photos, some four photos; repeat, total number of pages to reach or exceed 147 megabytes was 10; since recipient has trouble understanding English, though the JPG images (photos to the layperson) were all in color I expect the same would happen if they were in black and white (though it may take more images); ditto for TIFF, GIF, etc.  Fifth.  When insrting the JPG images into the Writer (the text software part of LibreOffice) document I noticed that said JPG images were not being offered to be compressed, something all other text software generally offers and the cause of growing past 147 megabytes so readily.  IF THIS DOES NOT SATISFY THE RECIPIENT DON'T BOTHER ME, I don't suffer obtuse people!
Comment 5 Don't use this account, use tml@iki.fi 2011-03-21 01:01:42 UTC
Oh well, if you are going to have that attitude, feel free.