I have been having serious problems with LibreOffice taking forever to scroll pages and move or resize graphics recently. I checked Google and found other people have been having this problem for a long time.
Suggestions to fix it range from making sure Hardware Acceleration is ENABLED or DISABLED, Enabling or Disabling GL, messing with memory and anti-aliasing.
None of that worked for me. So I wondered if it was something to do with the version. Had some update messed with things?
I downloaded the last version 4.x.x but when I checked in Synaptic to remove version 5.3, I saw another version 1:5.1.4-0ubuntu1. So once I removed version 5.3 I simply installed the other version in the repository.
Problem solved for now. Everything is running smoothly again. Now, I'm running what is apparently version 1:5.1.4-0ubuntu1, but help calls it Version: 220.127.116.11
Build ID: 1:5.1.4-0ubuntu1
Whatever it is, it seems to be working fine. So there must be some sort of drama with Libre 5.3.
Now I have ot fixed in Mint 18.1 XFCE the next step will be to see if the same thing works in my old faithful Mint 17.3 KDE.