LibreOffice 4.4 x86 on Wun7 x64 Ultimate is partially compatible with NaturallySpeaking 13 - it is possible to dictate directly into a document but not to select text for correction. Alternatively, the dictation box can be used.
In LibreOffice 5 beta 1 x64 it is not possible to dictate directly into the document; use of the dictation box is mandatory but on attempting to insert the dictated text into LO 5 b1 x64, Writer crashes.
In LibreOffice 5 beta 1 x86 it is not possible to dictate directly into the document; use of the dictation box is mandatory and on attempting to insert the dictated text into LO 5 b1 x86, Writer remains stable.
With a bit of further testing it really looks as though LO 5 x64 is very unstable in any case - even outside naturallyspeaking writer crashes as soon as any attempt to save text is made but swriter.exe, soffice.exe and soffice.bin all remain in memory so simply restarting the program is very unstable. Even killing all instances with Process Explorer leaves it unstable such that writer crashed on opening.
just two informations... is the Dragon NaturallySpeking 13 the most up-to-date release of that software?
the crash is only appearing with the 64-bit version of LibO 5.0 beta, right?
The crash only occurs with x64. However, it now appears that this may not be limited to Dragon NaturallySpeaking; any attempt to type into writer causes it to crash. This does not happen with Calc. The x86 versions behave properly except that in none of them is it possible to dictate directly into the application from Dragon NaturallySpeaking; in all cases it is necessary to use the dictation box.
I am using DNS 13 which is the latest version.
have you tried LibO 5.0 beta3?
I have tried x64 beta 3. As I indicated on 27th May this is more than just an issue with NaturallySpeaking.
After installation, Writer opens correctly but often crashes as soon as anything is typed, or soon after opening a document. Calc seems stable (limited testing) but if writer crashes when calc is open, both crash. There are no entries in the Windows logs concerning this.
This is such an obvious crash that I thought maybe it was a peculiarity of my machine (5 beta 3 x64 is installed in parallel with 4.3, Win 7 Ultimate x64), otherwise there would have been lots of other reports, so I tested on a clean virtual machine (VirtualBox, Win 7 Ultimate x64) and got the same result.
I think that this is a duplicate of 92014 for the general instability of writer in LO x64 5 beta 1 and 3
ok, let's mark this as a dupe
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 92014 ***