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Try using the options tool to display picture placeholders
instead of images. If everything speeds up, it is the
graphics. How big are the original graphic files?
----- Original Message -----
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 2008 9:17 AM
Subject: Word 2003 so-o-o-o-o slo-o-o-o-ow
> Hey gang, anybody know why Word would slow to a crawl and cause CPU
> usage to peg at 100% - on an otherwise capable and not overloaded
> machine with plenty of extra memory - only when I'm on the first page
> a 5-page doc and either typing or scrolling? That page has a full-page
> background graphic and also has a photo of the product, while pages 2
> through 5 are text and a 3-cm-tall page-width background graphic (in
> other words, it fills the bottom margin below the text area.
> I don't see the presence of the photo on page one being the cause,
> because it's just not that big.... the whole file generates a
> file that's only 6MB, so really.......
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