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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 9:59 pm    Post subject: soffice hangs Reply with quote

We try to do a pdf merge and soffice hangs. No logs, I see that it is running but it hangs. Any ideas? Please respond ... its very critical.
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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 2:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it is an option I'd try http://www.pdfhacks.com/pdftk/ for merging. It's fast and easy.
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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 3:22 am    Post subject: Re: soffice hangs Reply with quote

iamalwaysiam wrote:
We try to do a pdf merge and soffice hangs.

In which way do you try to merge PDF files? OOo can export PDF files but not import PDF files, so I've got not the slightest clue what you might be doing.

iamalwaysiam wrote:
its very critical.

OOo version? Operating system? Programming language? Number of files? ...

iamalwaysiam wrote:
We try to do a pdf merge

Or give iText a try: http://www.lowagie.com/iText/
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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay I will explain it better.

The Openoffice version is 2.0 and OS is SUSE LINUX 10.0

This is what I am trying to do:

1) We have bunch of SXW files with userfields in them. For example, they have firstname and lastname userfields in them.
2) I convert each SXW file into a Doc file (this removes the userfields) and insert them into a Word document. I do this coz if I just insert all the SXW files, the userfields all get the same value.
3) I convert the Word document into PDF

In this process somewhere it hangs.

Also, do you guys know how I can give more memory to SOffice to use when it is running as a service on Linix?

Please help.

Thank you.
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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

iamalwaysiam wrote:
The Openoffice version is 2.0 and OS is SUSE LINUX 10.0

This is pretty outdated.

iamalwaysiam wrote:
This is what I am trying to do:
1) We have bunch of SXW files with userfields in them. For example, they have firstname and lastname userfields in them.
2) I convert each SXW file into a Doc file (this removes the userfields) and insert them into a Word document. I do this coz if I just insert all the SXW files, the userfields all get the same value.
3) I convert the Word document into PDF

I'm doing it a little different. After replacing the content of bookmarks in several SXW and ODT files, I export every document to PDF and put them together with the already mentioned iText. If this process hangs somewhere, which happens from time to time, I kill OOo, restart it and continue with the last processed documents.

iamalwaysiam wrote:
In this process somewhere it hangs.

Always at the same location? At each conversion or only from time to time?

iamalwaysiam wrote:
Also, do you guys know how I can give more memory to SOffice to use when it is running as a service on Linix?

Hm, you have to give memory? I always thought OOo takes everything it gets.

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Please help.

It's hard to help, because you keep hiding a lot of information.
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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My intention is not to hide. You can ask me what info you need to help me.

You told me that you export it to PDF but I have a different scenario. I need to take content off of each SXW file and then put it in one document and continue the next one in the same page. Each document takes half the page and in the merged document, there will be at times two or three original documents in one page. So, I must do it this way.

Any suggestions?

Regarding memory, I saw that when it hangs I see that there is a lot of unused memory. So, if you say that it will use all the memory that's available, then probably its not a memory issue.
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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 2:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

iamalwaysiam wrote:
My intention is not to hide. You can ask me what info you need to help me.

But it's useless to ask if you answer only part of my questions!

iamalwaysiam wrote:
Any suggestions?

At least, answer all of my questions. Otherwise, no.

iamalwaysiam wrote:
Regarding memory, I saw that when it hangs I see that there is a lot of unused memory. So, if you say that it will use all the memory that's available, then probably its not a memory issue.

I would say so, too.
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