Recently, my microsoft word has become unbearable. Perhaps it was always unbearable and I have just not used it in a long time. But, I am being forced to use it to put together my dissertation. My problems are: 1. It crashes at least twice a day. It just hangs and will not respond and then I have to force quit the application. 2. It is crazy slow when I go to open a file. It hangs for what seems like a minute before the dialog box appears for me to browse for a file to open. I often think that is hung up but if you wait long enough it finally responds. It is only when that dialog box comes up and not if I open a file from finder or most recent file from menu 3. Yesterday I had a crazy kernel crash that locked up the computer when I was tyring to print from word. When the crash happened text detailing the kernel panic was imposed directly on top of all my other working windows. - Any ideas what might be going on? There is never a crash log when I look in console. I have Word 11.1 and it is up to date and I have the most recent Tiger software updates. I have 1gb of memory on an imac g5. I can post what I find in the system log if someone knows how to interpret it. For instance today, around the time of the first crash I have: kernel: USBF: 44900. 70 AppleUSBEHCI[0x224a800]::linkInterruptEndpoint(0x22bbb00) - _logicalNext is not NULL! (0x22bb540) Thanks.