- Start OpenOffice (it doesn't matter which application you load, Calc, Impress, or Writer will all work)
- Click Tools>Options
- Select Java menu and uncheck "Use a Java runtime environment"
- Select the Memory Tab and change the following options:
- Number of steps: 30
- Use for Open Office: 128
- Memory per Object: 20
- Number of Objects: 20
Next time you start an OpenOffice.org application it should open much more quickly. But it will also eat up more memory. If you have enough memore (more than 1 GB) then this trick will definately reduce the loading time of OpenOffice from 10 sec to about 2 to 3 seconds.