Word slow downs

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by macbook yes, Jun 27, 2009.

  1. macbook yes macrumors 6502

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    Word slows down my computer to a crawl. It takes several seconds to import a photo, and crashes if I drag and drop a photo. istat shows 99% under processes for word. What is wrong with my word?
     
  2. bbadalucco macrumors 6502

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    For whatever reason I don't think word is optimized for the macs. I have an crappy Dell (at least 3yrs old) at work and word runs better on that machine then it does my 3.06 MBP???

    As far as your word goes, maybe reinstall it and see what happens...or just pages with iWork?
     
  3. PolySciSurfer macrumors 6502

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    I use Word for school, but I have been thinking of trying out iWork. I'll probably have both on my computer. :D

    Do you have the latest version of Office?
     
  4. wywern209 macrumors 65832

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    hmm, my dad has a an aluminum imac from 2007 and it seems to multi-task w/ word fine. maybe u just need to reinstall office.
     
  5. getz76 macrumors 6502a

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    I am running Word 2008 and it is not lagging at all. Not one bit. Even while multi-tastking under a decent load.
     
  6. macbook yes thread starter macrumors 6502

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  7. YsoSerious macrumors 6502

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    I heard that leaving MS word running in the background for extended periods hogs system resources.
     
  8. norsemen macrumors regular

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    Turning off WYSIWYG under Preferences => General => Settings, usually does the trick...
     
  9. Maserati7200 macrumors 6502a

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    INSTALL SOFTWARE UPDATES.

    nuff said.


    But seriously, get the software updates from Microsoft, they help dramatically.
     

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