I am not sure if this is the same problem, but it might be since it has to do 
with graphics.
I tried to copy/paste (Ctrl V) the list of graphic images describing courses on 
this page onto a blank page in OpenOffice 4.1.1Writer :Best Online Courses | 
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My system: Running Win7 Professional 64 bit Operating SystemIntel Core i5-2400 
CPU 3.1 ghz; 4 GB RAM installed memory
Results after several attempts:1.Each attempt placed the outline boxes and 
links on the blank page in Writer. 2.Then as it tried to catch up placing the 
images into place AOO crashed. 3. Alert notice 'OpenOffice Document Recovery' 
pops up "Due to an unexpected error, OpenOffice crashed. All the files you were 
working on will  now be saved. The next time OpenOffice is launched, your files 
will be recovered automatically. The following files will be recovered: 
Untitled 1"4. Selecting OK gave me two scenarios    a. Non responsive after 
progress bar halfway through    b. Progress bar never started saving5. Closed 
and restarted Writer 6. Open Office Document Recovery failed7.  Clicking 'NEXT' 
to get the Error Report Tool opened up a blank page in Writer
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From: Kay Schenk <kay.sch...@gmail.com>
To: dev@openoffice.apache.org 
Sent: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 2:22 PM
Subject: Re: [Discuss] Review and improve graphics memory handling

On 05/26/2015 01:19 AM, armin.le.gr...@me.com wrote:
> Hi,
> it should be http://bz.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=125519 which is
> fixed and in master, would be a candidate for AOO412, too.
> Sincerely,
> alg

OK. Thanks. This didn't seem to directly relate to just graphic images
(but overall size ) so I didn't find it.

> On 26.05.2015 00:28, Kay Schenk wrote:
>> On 05/25/2015 11:03 AM, Rory O'Farrell wrote:
>>> There are constant reports of images going missing in OO Writer.  The
>>> problem is not consistently reproducible, but is there nevertheless.
>>> A recent report suggests it might be memory related:
>>>  It is also informative to move back along that thread for other
>>> instances of the problem.  I doubt that we can dismiss all
>>> occurrences of this problem as "finger trouble" (i.e., improper user
>>> usage).
>>> Might it be time to consider increasing the maximum memory allocation
>>> for graphics (currently 256 MB) and to review the memory management
>>> of the suggested compilers?  Also, in case the problem arises from
>>> background processing which has not completed on shut down of OO,
>>> ought a "please wait" flag be displayed, a flag specifically keyed to
>>> any such background process?
>>> In these days of large memory 256MB is a very small allocation.
>>> Having observed OO's use of memory with large text (not graphics)
>>> files I note that its allocation and consumption of memory is
>>> increasingly slower as the amount of memory used by it increases.  It
>>> is most certainly not linear - I have no accurate method of deciding
>>> if the increase in slowness is geometric or even exponential.
>> I found John Ha's analyses and comments back from Apr, 2014 very
>> informative. And, his final followup on Jun 7, 2014 certainly indicates
>> the problem stems from exceeding the graphic memory limits.
>> I couldn't find an actual issue that directly related to this so I will
>> enter one, and reference this thread.  Maybe that will help raise
>> attention to it.
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