Subject: Re: HELP!
From: "John J. Gardiner" <jgard -at- POP -dot- SLIP -dot- NET>
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 1998 15:03:30 -0700

At 05:52 PM 4/27/98 -0400, Tracey Moore wrote:

>I have to write a draft (Beta) users guide in three weeks.

Uh oh.

>We use Word 97.


>...and so the users guides contain lots of screen scrapes.

Double DOH!

Seriously, one thing that I have found helpful is to be sure that the
graphics in my Word doc are as small as possible. This might entail
changing image formats to GIF or PCX from another format. The bigger the
file size of the image, the more likely Word will crash/hang.

I would also turn off the memory-hogging "Check spelling/grammar as you
type" feature.

One fine day, Microsoft may make Word robust enough to handle multiple
graphics in a doc. I am not holding my breath waiting, though.

John J. Gardiner - Technical Writer

On-Line Help * User Guides * Documentation
HTML * Graphic Design
e-mail: jgard -at- slip -dot- net

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