Bug 65851 - Writer crashes when I try to change any paragraph or Character style
Summary: Writer crashes when I try to change any paragraph or Character style
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: x86 (IA32) Windows (All)
: medium critical
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-06-17 10:03 UTC by narayanaras
Modified: 2013-07-08 19:01 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description narayanaras 2013-06-17 10:03:33 UTC
I I try to modify any paragraph/character style, Writer crashes immediately without leaving any error message behind. 

If I restart LibreOffice, it shows that the document is yet to be recovered. It allows me to recover the document, but all the latest changes are lost.

Perhaps resolution for Bug#55685 is not effective, because the beta-2 has the same issue.
Comment 1 narayanaras 2013-06-17 10:04:21 UTC
Also see bug#65852
Comment 2 Julien Nabet 2013-06-17 19:12:32 UTC
We need more information here:
- do you have several LO version in parallel?
- did you upgrade from a previous version?
- did you install any LO specific extensions?

Could you try to rename your LO directory profile and give it a new try? (see https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/UserProfile)
Comment 3 narayanaras 2013-06-18 05:07:16 UTC
No, I NEVER run multiple versions in parallel.

Yes, I always uninstall the previous version of LO using control panel (first uninstall the help and then the LO).

In this case also I did that.
I have installed the following extensions for several months now:

Alternative searching 
DataForm 1.0.2
English spelling dictionaries, hyphenation rules, thesaurus, and grammar
French spelling dictionary. hyphenation rules, and thesaurus
Palo for OpenOffice 2.0.3
PortablePhotoAlbum-1.O.2.oxt 1.02
Presentation Minimizer 1.0.4
Solver for Nonlinear Programming 0.9
Spanish spelling dictionary. hyphenation rules, and thesaurus
Wiki Publisher

None of them has given any issues in the earlier versions of LO
I haven't installed any new extension that can be linked to these troubles.


I found two user profile folders in the AppData\Roaming path:


I closed the LO (there was no quickstarter running), and deleted the "User" folders in both paths and restarted LO. 

I am still facing the same problems.
Comment 4 Julien Nabet 2013-06-18 05:29:45 UTC
narayanaras: LO evolves and some extensions can become uncompatible.
Could you try raw method?
- uninstall LO
- delete any remaining directories in Program Files if any
- rename your LO directory profile
- clean your Windows registry with a free tool (eg: ccleaner)
- install LO (without any LO extensions)
Comment 5 narayanaras 2013-06-18 07:56:57 UTC
sure, will do that tonight by 11 PM IST (=UTC+5.5) and revert.
Comment 6 narayanaras 2013-06-18 16:03:12 UTC
I uninstalled the LO, deleted all user profiles and cleaned up the registry. Then did a clean install without any of the 10 Addons I had installed earlier.

The plain vanilla LO does not have this issue.

Probably the issue is in one of the Addons, or registry etc.
Comment 7 Julien Nabet 2013-06-18 16:52:47 UTC
narayanaras: thank you for your feedback. Now you can install one by one the addon and find the culprit.