Deleting block of text takes a long, long, LONG time

Deleting block of text takes a long, long, LONG time

Post by TmVzc2l » Tue, 02 Jun 2009 23:23:01


When I try to delete selected (highlighted) text, nothing seems to happen for
a very long time. Word 2007 seems to just sit and think, and does nothing for
30s to a minute. For very short pieces of text (several characters) it goes
faster, for medium sized (1 page), the delay is unnaceptable.

This happens regardless of whether I use Backspace, Delete, Ctrl+X, or just
type over selected text.

It's a very big issue when using any macros that rely on repeatedly
pasting/deleting blocks of text, such as any of the translation tools that
integrate with Word via macros (Trados, Logoport).

I'm using Word 2007 SP2 (and a computer fast enough to run most new games,
so you'd think deleting 600 words would not be a problem...)

Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
 
 
 

Deleting block of text takes a long, long, LONG time

Post by U3RlZmFuIE » Fri, 12 Jun 2009 23:14:01

If you start Word in Safe mode (hold Ctrl as you start the application), do
you still see this issue?

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Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP