That sounds like a corrupt document.
Try saving it as a web-page, then quit, re-open, and re-save as a Word
If it hangs during the Save As, try a Maggie:
1. Create a new blank document
2. Carefully select all of the text in the bad document EXCEPT the last
3. Copy it.
4. Paste in the new document.
5. Save under a new file name and close all, then re-open.
This technique for de-corrupting is known as "Doing a 'Maggie'", after
Margaret Secara from the TECHWR-L mailing list, who first publicised the
Hope this helps
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