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Wow, there is a lot of community support for your query. Nice!
I don't know if you still require assistance but here goes....
Although Word is *not* an ideal tech writer tool, 85 pages is normally
easily manageable by Word. I suspect that your direct copy and paste from
Publisher to Word is also copying hidden control codes and whatnot. That
might be the underlying issue. If possible, save your Word doc in another
format... example RTF... and then reload and see if the problem goes away.
Actually try re-saving in different formats until one of them works for
In the future, don't copy direct into Word, rather use Word's (keep Text
only) Paste option *OR* use an intermediary tool like Notepad to strip
hidden control codes.
On Thu, Apr 10, 2014 at 8:40 AM, 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
> 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?
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