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



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

Postby TmVzc2ll » Tue, 02 Jun 2009 23:23:01 GMT

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.

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

Postby U3RlZmFuIEJsb20 » Fri, 12 Jun 2009 23:14:01 GMT

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

Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP

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