Microsoft Word unbelievably slow!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by TheNoob, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. TheNoob, Apr 27, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2011

    TheNoob macrumors newbie

    Apr 27, 2011

    Just got my MBA 11.6 with 4 gb ram. This is my first mac. For some reason, Microsoft word is unbearably slow on this machine, especially when I tried to process pictures. Does anybody else have the same problem? Is there a fix? Thanks.
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    Which version of Microsoft Word do you have? (2008? 2011?) Have you installed the latest service releases?
  3. TheNoob thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 27, 2011
    Thanks for the response and I have just found the solution to my problem.

    The problem was, when I copied and pasted a picture, the software did not automatically resize the picture. So I ended up with a word file with 45 mb with only 2 pictures in it. The software ran ok when I shrink the pictures prior to pasting them to my document.

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