Subject: Re: HELP!
From: Marilynne Smith <marilyns -at- QUALCOMM -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 1998 15:15:50 -0700

For crash and hang problems, think about the number of times you can
restore your work. If this number is high and you're replacing graphics,
remember that each of these graphics is being held in memory should you
change your mind and want them back in. This can add up to a lot of memory
just to hold old graphics. In this case, change the number of "restores"
you are asking Word to save.

For traveling graphics, are you putting your graphics in a frame? Try it,
then lock the frame where you want it to stay.


At 3:03 PM -0700 4/27/98, John J. Gardiner wrote:
>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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