Is Custom Installation a Feasible Tool for Improving MS Word Performance? (Was: MS Word question)

Subject: Is Custom Installation a Feasible Tool for Improving MS Word Performance? (Was: MS Word question)
From: Richard Feldman <rfeldman -at- CFSLC -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 2 Feb 1999 13:59:33 -0700

Apologies if this has been addressed since the last digest went out:

On Mon, 1 Feb 1999 10:33:00 -0500 Suzette Seveny <sseveny -at- PETVALU -dot- COM>
responded to:

>> Supposedly, the next incarnation of Word is going to offer a more modular
>> installation, so you can actually leave out features you don't use. When
you
>> decide you really do want the grammar checker installed, the system
>> automatically installs it the first time you need it. I'm curious to see
how
>> this works, but I have a feeling it's not going to work as advertised.
If it
>> does, it might reduce some of the overhead in Word.

with:

>Actually, you have this option now. When you install, select Custom
>Installation, and select only the features you need. Grammar checking, etc.,
>are all options. If you later decide you want the Grammar checker, you can
>simply install that portion.

Has anyone actually tried using Custom Installation to improve the
behavior of Word 97? If so, what were your results?

Richard


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