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I have an xlsx-file of size 27.3MB and when I try to open it either in Libreoffice or Matlab the whole system slows down

My processor is AMD Sempron(tm) 140 Processor (should be about 2.7Ghz) Memory I have about 1.7GB

Any ideas? I opened this file in Windows no problem...of course it took a few seconds to load but Ubuntu freezes with this file completely...smaller files of size 3MB, 5MB etc open just fine...

thnx for support =)

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what do you need to do with it: view or edit? –  philshem Nov 28 '12 at 23:25
    
I need to view it. And also I need to import the data from it to Matlab...I found out there might be something in the excel file itself...because I made another excel file of size 37MB and Libreoffice did open it.....strange –  jjepsuomi Nov 28 '12 at 23:35
    
To view it you may be able to use an online conversion tool (PDF perhaps). I don't have one to recommend but it's pretty quick to try a couple. In order to import it to matlab, you may have to get creative. I'd check if the file isn't corrupt, or if it contains something that LO or Matlab can't handle. –  philshem Nov 29 '12 at 0:15
    
RAM upgrade is recommended. –  Shaharil Ahmad May 27 '13 at 13:10
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