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Problems - Word is very slow to save
Thread poster: Alison Schwitzgebel

Alison Schwitzgebel
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Oct 9, 2006

Hi there!

I'm running Office 2003 on a computer with Windows XP. I have McAfee internet security suite permanently enabled with all of the latest updates.

For the past few days I have been having problems using the "save as" function in Word and also when attaching files to e-mails. It takes an AGE to move between directories.

I've tried using the "recognize and repair" function but to no avail.

Any ideas?


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Ali Kaftan
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Try updating Office Oct 9, 2006

I've experienced similar problems, most of them was solved when I updated Office 2003 with Service Pack 2.

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Jahongir Sidikov
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Idea Oct 9, 2006

Hi!

What's your computer's speed, I mean DDR. If it's 256kb/s your computer will work slowly. You should better change it to higher DDR. And your internet will work faster, if it's not dial-up.



[Edited at 2006-10-09 14:08]


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Noel Ruiloba
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Some ideas Oct 9, 2006

Hi Alison,

1. First, disconect from internet. Then disable antivirus. Close all programs for a few minutes until you finish doing step 2.

2. Perform a cleanup from your temporary files from internet and hard disk by going to these menus:
Start/Programs/Accessories/System Tools/Disk Cleanup
...and wait until done.

3. Check for other open programs icons on your status bar (open hidden icons) and close it. If they are not needed while working on your projects, keep them closed.

I hope this helps to increase speed a little. If not, try with other ideas at this forum.

Best regards,

Noel


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Alison Schwitzgebel
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2GB DDR RAM Oct 9, 2006

Hi there!

I really don't think its a lack of RAM problem - I have 2GB.

Alison


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Alison Schwitzgebel
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:-( Oct 9, 2006

Noel Ruiloba wrote:

I hope this helps to increase speed a little. If not, try with other ideas at this forum.

Noel


Tried that - no joy


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Vito Smolej
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save word files as RTF for a change Oct 9, 2006

Is it one and the same file (or set of files)? ... could be they have collected a lot of baggage, when stored as DOC.

Can not see any connection with email stuff i.e. any common cause...

Regards

Vito


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Alison Schwitzgebel
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RTF does not make any difference Oct 9, 2006

Hi there!

It doesn't matter whether I save the files as .doc or .rtf - same problems.

A.


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claude
Thailand
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Try these options Oct 9, 2006

In Word Options -> Save (I don't know the actual labels as my Word is French)
select the second option which looks like "allow quick saving"
Otherwise select the option "confirm Normal.dot saving" like this you could identify if the problem comes from the model normal.dot (as it saves it after you confirm).
Hope it helps
Claude


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Alison Schwitzgebel
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:-( Oct 9, 2006

claude wrote:

In Word Options -> Save (I don't know the actual labels as my Word is French)
select the second option which looks like "allow quick saving"


That's not fixed it either


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Vito Smolej
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Have you cleaned your hard disk lately? Oct 9, 2006

could be that there's not enough breathing space for the system as such - with all the temps etc that get collected with time ...

smo


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Armorel Young  Identity Verified
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Two things Oct 9, 2006

1) What proportion of your hard drive is full? (Right-click on C-drive icon in "My Computer") If it's more than about 80% full this is likely to be the source of your problem.

2) If you can't identify any other obvious cause, I'd definitely have a lurking fear of imminent hard disk failure and I'd be backing up my stuff carefully as a precaution.


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Gillian Scheibelein  Identity Verified
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Computer slow too? Oct 10, 2006

Hi Alison,

how do your other programs behave? Is it only Word?

Call up the task manager (ctrl + alt + del (;)) and look at the Systemleistung and Prozesse to see how your resources are being used. I recently updated T-online and toaddmon.exe started causing problems. I disabled it and now things are much more stable. Perhaps you have a similar problem.

Good luck,
Jill


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Jo Macdonald  Identity Verified
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Bet it’s the antivirus Oct 10, 2006

Hi Alison,
I had the same sort of probs when using Norton, getting interminable antivirus status bars when opening Word files, especially heavy ones. No probs since I switched to Avast and then Avg. Try excluding Word.exe from the files the antivirus checks or using an antivirus that doesn’t knock the stops out of everything. The freebies are just as good at catching viruses and a lot easier on your system.


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Can Altinbay  Identity Verified
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Defrag Oct 10, 2006

One other thing to try...

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