Spinning Beach Ball - MS Word X & OS 10.3.2



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Spinning Beach Ball - MS Word X & OS 10.3.2

Postby TGluZGEgS2luZw » Sat, 14 Feb 2004 00:01:09 GMT

I seem to notice a correlation between seeing the spinning beach ball more often after launching MS Word for OSX. I removed the PDFMaker.Lib and this improved the performance a great deal, but still noticing the SBB more often after launching Word.

Anyone know about this?

Re: Spinning Beach Ball - MS Word X & OS 10.3.2

Postby Eric Olson [MSFT] » Sat, 14 Feb 2004 05:54:32 GMT

Many Word issues are related to corrupt Word Settings or Normal Template.
You could try removing the Word Settings file, then testing. The Normal
Template could be renamed, then test. Be sure Word is closed before removing
or changing any files. You could also consider running the Remove Office
utility and reinstalling Office X completely.

Eric Olson [MSFT]

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

often after launching MS Word for OSX. I removed the PDFMaker.Lib and this
improved the performance a great deal, but still noticing the SBB more often
after launching Word.

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> on Exchange 2003 on a Dual G5 2GHz.
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