Re: Word retardation! Help!

Subject: Re: Word retardation! Help!
From: Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca>
To: "salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com" <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2014 09:08:40 -0700

As none of the other respondents have considered that your task is based on
your previous message where you are required to import from Pub to Word,
I'll spitball with a techie solution that may or may not work.

Find out how much RAM is allocated to your Win7 VM and double it. My Win7
VM was dog slow until I loaded it with 2GB RAM. I'm considering upping it
to 4GB once I get a new 16Gb RAM MacBook Pro.

As far as your other colleagues thinking you're not doing your job, ask
them if they have the budget for you to rebuild the docs entirely in Word.
Then you can use the text transfer method and reformat.

There used to be a program called SolidConverter that did a great job
converting PDF to Word, and maintaining visual formatting, but as it was
all layout-based the documents weren't so easy to edit later.



On Thursday, April 10, 2014, Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> I have an 85pp DOCX file in a 32-bit version of Word 2013 running on a Win7
> Enterprise box. I have 3GB RAM, it's an Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 -at- 2 -dot- 40 GHz,
> and there is 247GB freespace on C:.
> There are not a bunch of graphics in the file and I'm editing it on my
> local drive (not across the network). There are not a bunch of orphaned
> temporary files in the working folder, nor anywhere else on the local
> drive.
> The current problem is that Word has become v....e.....r.....y
> u....n.....r.....e....s.....p.....o....n.....s.....i....v.....e. As I'm
> attempted to paste in copied bits from Publisher 2013, Word is frequently
> showing a [Not Responding] message in its title and saving a recovery file
> prior to deciding, "Hey, it's OK" and letting me continue.
> This is really holding up my progress and my supervisor is starting to
> wonder what's wrong with me. The IT guy is of little help.
> What to do?
> Chris
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