If you use OpenOffice, you can change the settings by this guide.
Change the following settings, shown in the picture, 1st Number of steps from 100 to 30, 2nd Use for Libre Office from 20 MB to 128 MB, 3rd Memory per object from 5.2 MB to 20.0 MB, last tick the box Enable systray Quickstarter. (makes a shortcut to the bottom bar)
(NOTE: this Quickstarter can also cause that the Linux Mint wont shut down correctly, if so, do not tick it)
Next select Java.
Libreoffice storage formats
Writer easily reads Microsoft Word documents, and you can also save your work in Microsoft Word format, for sending to people still locked into Microsoft products. Libre Office can also open .docx files created with Microsoft Office 2007 for Windows or Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac OS X.
If you need to be sure that what you publish is viewable and looks exactly on every kind of reading device and platform, the “Export as PDF” (.pdf) feature generates a .pdf file. For example, curriculum vitae is good to exported as PDF format, this make sure that the recipient will receive your information.
You can also open Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, and can also save your work in Excel format for sending to people still locked into Microsoft products. If you only need to make your data readable, but on a wide range of devices and platforms, you can export to Portable Document Format (.pdf). Calc can read .xlsx files created with Microsoft Office 2007 for Windows or Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac OS X.
Libre Office is a CrossOver software for Windows, Macintosh and Linux the free power-packed Open Source personal productivity suite, that gives you six feature-rich applications for all your document production and data processing needs: Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw, Math and Base. Visit the Libre Office Download website
Libre Office has been downloaded approximately 7.5 million times since its first stable launch in January 2011
The Document Foundation intends to release new major versions of Libre Office once every six months and to eventually align with the March/September schedule of the other major free software projects.