Typing text is impossibly slow in text boxes when in publishing layout



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Typing text is impossibly slow in text boxes when in publishing layout

Postby Christine_Chapman » Tue, 27 Apr 2010 12:25:02 GMT

Version: 2008
Operating System: Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
Processor: Intel

When I try to type or edit text in a text box in a template document (a newsletter template) the typing, editing, deleting, backspacing or what ever, is absolutely impossibly slow.  Am I doing something wrong or do I have something set up wrong.  If it remains this way I will not be able to work in this program.

Re: Typing text is impossibly slow in text boxes when in publishing layout

Postby John McGhie » Wed, 28 Apr 2010 15:15:13 GMT

Apart from using Publishing Layout View, I suspect you are not doing
anything wrong.

Publishing Layout View requires very powerful hardware, and even then it
tends to crash a lot.

If I were you, I would try to work in Print Layout View, it will be a lot

And make sure that both OS X and Office 2008 are completely updated: they
will be extremely slow if they are missing updates.

You need at least a dual-core CPU and at least 4 GB of RAM to have a
bearable experience in Publishing Layout View.  But at some point it always
clags up and drags like treacle in winter: which is why I never use it :-)


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