Microsoft Word 2004 takes alot of CPU useage.

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  1. iBunny macrumors 65816

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    Can anyone see if their MS Word 2004 does this as well. When I have a word document open, usually around 500K - 2MB in size, MS word will constantly run at about 50% CPU :(

    Using
    iBook G4 1.33Ghz
    768RAM
    60GB Hard Drive
    Panther 10.3.9
    I have attempted to uninstall and reinstall office, however that did not correct my problem.
     
  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Ever since MicroSoft s-canned the original MS Office for Mac code and switched Mac users over to the crossplatform-based code they have all been resource pigs.

    Before the new code, MS Word was a zippy app that didn't take a bunch of resource.

    Don't think it'll ever get better, because it's not really a Mac app but one that just happens to compile and run on the Mac.

    Heck, it's not too far removed from a System 8 app, just a bunch of new icons and code cleanup to get it to run as a Carbon application.

    Still bugs from way back when, though it has been updated to take advantage of a couple new OS features every upgrade.
     
  3. brap macrumors 68000

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    It does take CPU time when it's sat doing nothing... but never 50% - usually for me 7-8%. Sure there isn't something silly like VBScript chugging away in the background? Or is it any document above a certain size?
     
  4. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    Its usually about 5-10% for me, too, on a 1Ghz Powerbook.
     

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