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Your main problem is that Word 6.0 is a resource hog. If you remember
the DOS days, you also remember being able to fit WordPerfect, 1-2-3, and
dBASE IV in the same space that Word 6.0 occupies, and have change left
over. Oh, the price we pay for our pretty pictures.
BTW -- If you still have Word 2.0 for Windows (I kept mine, and ditched
6.0) load it up and notice that (a.) it takes only 1/2 the hard drive
space that 6.0 requires, and (b.) it loads much faster, and runs with far
less disk access. But then again, you may want all those neat little
WIZARDS to help you with your daily routine. I sent mine back to Mr. Bill
at Microsoft. |-)
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On Tue, 4 Apr 1995, Jane
> I m trying to beef up my system and thought maybe we could start
> a discussion:
> Problem: When I open Windows, my system resources are at 80%
> free. When I open Word 6.0c, the resources drop immediately to
> 62%. After I open a document and putz around a little, I m down to
> 46-49%. I d like to improve the resource drain.
> My system: Dell 486DX2-66, 16 megs RAM, 350 meg HD,
> Windows for Workgroups 3.11, PC Tools for Windows 3.0, DOS
> 6.2, video driver: VGA 800x600 16-colors.
> Oh, and I use WOPR as a Word add-on, though it is recent and the
> problem is not. I am connected to a network for printer sharing,
> but I am running Word and everything else on my local hard drive.
> I think that about a 10% hit on resources for Word would be
> reasonable, but maybe I m asking too much??? I d like to know
> what others think/do.
> Thanks in advance.
> Jane Bergen
> janeb -at- ix -dot- netcom -dot- com
> janeb -at- answersoft -dot- com