I've a document here, and that takes about 2 minutes and a half just to save it (on an i5 at 2.4GHz, no swapping involved). It's 113 pages long, with about 30 tables and 15 images, but I don't think that's expected because it took much less time to save when it was, say, 80 pages. So I suspect something triggers a very inefficient code path or something.
I can attach the document or mail it if you're interested, but I don't want to post it for days if nobody needs it (it's my Master thesis).
I see the same behaviour here with larger documents on a similar machine, but already starting at about 40 pages.
Savetimes are usually between two and five minutes.
On top of that, i can't even work on a different document, be it a Text Doc or a presentation, whatever. It's a real PITA when one has to work with several large documents in parallel with autosave on...
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I'm happy for you, because after several minutes document successfully saved. On my computer (Fedora 64 bit, Kde, Intel video, 3.5.1 office) writer hangs if resulting file is greater than 90 Mb.
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