RE: Do you think I am asking for trouble? Was RE: Real World Advantages of Office / Word 2007 and Windows 7

Subject: RE: Do you think I am asking for trouble? Was RE: Real World Advantages of Office / Word 2007 and Windows 7
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riveraintech -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 8 May 2012 17:49:36 -0400

2 GB RAM should be plenty for Word 2010 under Win XP, depending on what
else you have running. All of the old rules for creating large documents
in Word still apply in 2010:

* Disable Fast Saves, Autosave, Background Saves...
* Disable "Keep of Track of Formatting."
* Use anchored graphics, not floating.
* If an inserted object won't need to be revised, convert it to WMF or
some other graphic format.
* Add graphics only by using inserting from a file. Avoid directly
pasted graphics.
* Use paragraph, character, and table styles - no manual formatting!
* Eliminate unused styles.
* Occasionally view hidden text. I've found a few surprises that way.
* Minimize section breaks.
* Use frames instead of text boxes.

I'm sure the gang can chime in with a few more...


-----Original Message-----
From: Kat Kuvinka
Sent: Tuesday, May 08, 2012 4:25 PM
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Do you think I am asking for trouble? Was RE: Real World
Advantages of Office / Word 2007 and Windows 7

Since you all know so much about Word 2010, I would like some
feedback...I will be writing a large user guide and I don't know if I
will have an alternative to Word for DTP. My OS is XP Professional 2002
and I have only 2 GB RAM...about how many pages are we talking before I
go postal while trying to process a large multi-chapter document?




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