parent alpha currently struggling with Microsoft Word freezing when opening a 20 page document with 5 lines of accidentally pasted binary spam

plenty of RAM and CPU available. flagship dell business laptop. word is simply just, not responding
it takes 1 keystroke per minute
parent is currently trying to delete the offending text at a rate of 1 char per minute
it's going very slowly

the binary spam comes from an image
which word decided to paste as binary spam instead of like, embedding an image

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shit all you like on libreoffice but at least it just fucking works lol

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@haskal libreoffice could be better

but at least it tries honestly.

@haskal pasting an XML bomb used to crash word... Which is shit when you're trying to write a bug report for a customer. As far as I know, that was never fixed. I assume there are other huge bugs having to do with pasting.

@haskal I've been using LibreOffice for years and I would never ever go back.

@haskal not bragging here, but in a decade of #Linux usage, I have never had a single issue using LibreOffice (or OpenOffice before that). Ever!

Contrast that with the constant crashes and freezes that MS Office (chiefly excel) routinely gives me at work.

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