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Launching Word is giving me the Beachball

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Original poster
Apr 10, 2009
143
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Midwest
Downloaded a syllabus from school blackboard system. Open Word and got the BB. Shut everything down and restarted computer, opened Word and got the beachball. I NEVER get the beachball when everything is open but the kitchen sink.

The only thing I can think of is not having shut the thing down in a long time.

I'm desperate...
 

AnodizedFish

macrumors member
Jul 19, 2010
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I think it's the harddrive. I've read reviews from people who installed SSD in their MBPs and beachball was pretty much non-existent after that.
 
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KirkL

macrumors 6502
Jul 27, 2010
410
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United States
Downloaded a syllabus from school blackboard system. Open Word and got the BB. Shut everything down and restarted computer, opened Word and got the beachball. I NEVER get the beachball when everything is open but the kitchen sink.

The only thing I can think of is not having shut the thing down in a long time.

I'm desperate...

Word is apparently notoriously slow in opening :(

What is the Beachball ???

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spinning_wait_cursor

Aka Spinning Beachball of Death :D
 
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GGJstudios

macrumors Westmere
May 16, 2008
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Word > Preferences > General > WYSIWYG font and style menus (uncheck)
Word > Preferences > General > Show Project Gallery at startup (uncheck)
Restart Word
 
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