Issue 87823 - Automatic save should allow the user to continue editing its document
Summary: Automatic save should allow the user to continue editing its document
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.4.0
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 2 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2008-04-03 15:00 UTC by pagalmes.lists
Modified: 2014-02-27 09:03 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Latest Confirmation in: 4.1.0-dev
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Description pagalmes.lists 2008-04-03 15:00:33 UTC
Currently, when a document is automatically saved by OOo while the user works on
it, it may take a lot of time (the bigger the document, the more time it takes)
during which the user can't do anything.

This should be improved in order for the user not to lase time waiting for the
autosave to be completed.

Maybe, an approach would be to save the document, but still allow the user to
edit that document. This is what most recent applications do to make the
application semms more reactive.

Maybe in the status bar, it would be possible to display the last time the
document was saved?
Comment 1 mgroenescheij 2013-06-12 00:01:38 UTC
Is it possible to save the file unzipped when the "Autorecovery information" flag is set and only zip the file when a user close the document?
This will reduce the saving process dramatically.
Comment 2 Edwin Sharp 2014-02-25 13:53:32 UTC
Auto save not affecting document edit.
AOO410m1(Build:9750)  -  Rev. 1571426
2014-02-25_04:10:58 - Rev. 1571555
Comment 3 mgroenescheij 2014-02-25 23:34:01 UTC
From a users point of view it affecting document editing.

 Edwin Sharp, how have you tested it.
Comment 4 Edwin Sharp 2014-02-26 07:00:39 UTC
1) Tools - Options... - Load/Save - General - Save - Save AutoRecovery information every 1 minutes
2) Open a document with some text and images
3) Type continously for a few minutes

-> keyboard input flow was not interrupted by auto save.
Comment 5 mgroenescheij 2014-02-27 01:11:06 UTC
I have a complex spreadsheet with a connection to a database.
Within the spreadsheet I have a a pull-down menu to select the data by month.
Each time I select a different value the spreadsheet connect to the database and retrieves the data for the given month.

When you do this frequently during the 15 minutes between the auto save times the time to save increases.

I confirm that that time has reduced significantly in the latest version, so the problem is not as bad as when the bug/rfe was reported.
Comment 6 Edwin Sharp 2014-02-27 09:01:54 UTC
reopen per comment 5
Comment 7 Edwin Sharp 2014-02-27 09:03:20 UTC
Thank you mgroenescheij