Spinning wheel during compiling

I’m getting the spinning wheel while compiling to ODT. I think images may be affecting this but they’re part of my thesis. Is this a common problem with images?

I’m importing them into the main documents from a separate folder to the main compile folder so they are resized on compile.

You may want to try compiling to another format, but one that is still readable by OpenOffice, such as RTF or DOCX. It might just be a problem with the converter.