First time forum user, hoping someone can advise me why my AppleWorks prog constantly takes a few commands or lines of typing then seems to seize up and will not respond to the keyboard. This happens for anything between 10 secs and 3 mins or so. Sometimes it just slows down to a crawl, only acknowledging one letter with every flash of the cursor, regardless of how many letters, etc. have been typed in. When locked up it shows the little black and white rotating circle, but often after that has shown for a while it shows the coloured 'beachball' type rotating circle for a while. Ths problem does not affect any other programmes (eg Safari) running at the same time. I'm on an eMac, OSX10.4.10, running Appleworks 6.2.9. I'm not a computer geek, just an average home business user. Can anyone please suggest how I can stop this or where I go for help?