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



  • 1. while writing emails I see spacing & paragraph symbols.
  • 2. How to delete page/s
    I have a 50 page Word 2007 document with a common header and footer. What I want to do is delete various pages throughout the report. I tried to view it with Thumbnails and click on the Thumbnail pages I want to delete but that doesn work. Is there a simple solution to get rid of these pages? Thanks
  • 3. word layout question
    Can someone explain to me why (or the many reasons why) a document that when opened from email as an attachment opens in view or reading layout, but when a new document or existing document on the same computer opens in the print layout?
  • 4. the project item cannot be copied - Macro Organizer
    I am trying to copy 2 macros (as modules) from one template to another through the organizer - macro project items and I get the message "the project item cannot be copied". I have tried with both documents open and then just the one being copied to but with the same result. Any suggestions why the organizer isn't working? I can copy into VB direct but that defeats the purpose of the organizer. Thanks
  • 5. Word Window
    At the moment I am only able to maximise or minimise my WORD window. When I try to make it go to half size to move to my other screen, it minimises. How can I reset this? -- Keithmeister

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

Similar Threads:

1.MS Office 2003 always looking for MSWORD (looking a long, long time

I have MSOffice 2003 Pro and when I want to send a message out of Outlook, 
it comes up with a window looking "forever" for MSWord.. It takes so long 
that I never waited to the end.

I re-installed MSOffice 2003, also used the Repair action, all went well, 
but there is no change. It still keeps on looking for MSWord. It IS 
installed, I can see it under My Programs and then under MSOffice 2003.

This program has worked fine in the past but I installed it on a new HP 
computer. Installation went fine, except I have the above trouble.

What in the world can cause this? 

2.Word 2000 takes a long time to open Word X file

Word X template is used to create a new simple text only Word
document. The new Word document is opened in Word 2000 under Windows
2000. It takes a long time to open and at the bottom of the screen
there is some blurb about virus scan being requested. I have Norton AV
2004 on the Windows 2000 machine, but the wierd thing is that as soon
as I click anywhere outside Word 2000 so that it loses focus and then
immediately click back on Word 2000 the slow document has now opened.
I do not have this problem with Word documents created in Word 2000
and viewed in Word 2000. Any ideas about what is in the Word X created
document that is slowing things down?

Of course, the Word X created document opens quickly in Word X.



3.Takes long time to open documents in Office 2007

Hi There.
We're having some problems when we try to open documents by double clicking 
on them, it takes word or excel apx. 2-3 minutes to open. I start word/excel 
then load the document, theres no problems. Tried to uninstall A/V, printers, 
uninstall/reinstall office, Tried our old Office 2003 but the problem remains 
the same :( The Workstation is fresh installed with Windows XP SP3 and fully 

Any ideas ?

Kind Regards

4.Browsing files hangs/takes a long time

When using MS Excel or Word 2007 and attempting to open files, after clicking 
on File/Open and upon clicking Look In the machine hangs for fifteen to 
thirty seconds almost every time (about 80% of the time it will do this, but 
not every time).  We are not sure if its caching some network shares or 
attempting to browse certain folders, but is there a way to make the 'Look 
In' part of the search more responsive (ie not hang) ?  TIA ...

5.Word Taking Long Time to Open

Just rolled out a new IT training suite at my work.

Brand new Dell PCs (3GHz), Office XP Pro.

Office applications work well - very fast.  EXCEPT Word.  Word takes about 1 
to 2 minutes to open.  Doesn't matter if other Office apps have been opened 
previously or not.  Also does it each time Word is opened.

Any ideas?

Computers are heavily locked down using GPOs, but no specific settings for 
Word are pushed out.

Computers use local profiles, with the exception of desktop and start menu 
which come from network location.


6. Word takes a long time to open

7. Word 2002 takes LONG time to open.

8. Word takes a long time to print

Return to MS WORD


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 86 guest