When I click on a shape to edit the text, then click on the property toolbar to modify the font size, the program locks up and the screen flickers as the toolbar attempts to resize
It's not clear to me what do you mean by "property toolbar". Could you attach a screenshot please? Thanks.
It is the "sidebar" that is visible when I click View->Sidebar. When I select an object in my drawing, various properties are displayed in this sidebar.
I am running on Linux Mint 17.
OK, Are you trying to resize the sidebar when this happens? Something like in this video - attachment 117833 [details]?
Also - Did you install LibreOffice from a PPA? If yes - please install these packages (even if you're not going to use these icon styles):
Please report back whether it solves your problem. Thanks.
Yes, that video shows exactly the problem I am experiencing.
I installed the two style packages and have not been able to recreate the problem.
Thanks for confirming. So this behavior involves 2 bugs: Bug 78111 and Bug 93145. The first one already has a fix, that will be included (at least) in 5.0.2.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 78111 ***