Hi all, So, as of last night, every time (or almost every time) I open Microsoft Word to edit a document, I make one or two small changes before I get the spinning beach ball of death that seems to never go away (I let it go once for five minutes before I force quit the application). I have no idea why my Microsoft Word is acting up like this so randomly. I have Microsoft 2008, so its old, I know, but it is crucial that I have it for my job. Any ideas? I am at my wits end with this one. I got so frustrated that I almost threw my computer across the room (its a 2008 macbook, so it wouldn't really be that much of a loss). If there isn't a way to fix this, is there another application I can use to edit word documents without the format changing? (Google Docs and Pages change the format drastically). Thanks.