Re: Word 7 hangs

Subject: Re: Word 7 hangs
From: Barclay Blanchard <bblancha -at- HALIS -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 1 Aug 1997 13:06:05 -0500

I had so much trouble with Word 97 hanging and corrupting my
documents... lost at least a week's worth of work... that I
switched back to Word 6.

What I was doing to work around it was saving files in backup
directories (was keeping 3 different backups, i.e., save at 8am
in backup1, save at 11 am in backup 2, etc., because corruption
was so unpredictable) and recreating from last uncorrupted file.

Have you noticed the item numbering bugs yet? In my help source
documents, I have lots of numbered lists. Somewhere down the
line, I'd create a list and select the option to Restart Numbering
for it. Word 97 would renumber all the lists as if they were one
long list, so the list I was working with might start with 167
(although, again, I'd selected Restart Numbering, from the first
line of the list I wanted nubmered). The fix was to click on Undo.
It didn't Undo numbering; it reset all the numbers the way I wanted
them.

Evelyn Barker wrote:
>
> Here's the situation:
> On Wednesday I worked on my Word file using Windows NT. Everything worked=
> fine. The doc is under 200 pages and 2 MB. My computer is left on 24=
> hours. When I tried to open the file on Thursday, the file would open,=
> then the system would freeze. No error message or anything. I have plenty=
> of memory, space, etc.
>
> It seems to get to some point in the open process and then hang - like=
> about 1.5 seconds into the open operation.
>
> Here's what I've tried:
> Rebooting
> opening the file on someone else's machine -- it did the same thing.
> Opening other documents. As long as I open them first, Word acts normally.=
> It's only when I open this file that the system hangs.
> Looking in Techwr-l archives. No luck.
> Going to Microsoft tech support site. No luck.
>
> Any ideas? TIA
>
> Evelyn Barker
> Technical Writer
>
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>
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