Regular crashes when typing Chinese on Word 2000 with XP Home IME



Michael Hill
07-10-2005, 12:56 AM
I have an English-language version of XP Home and Office 2000 for educational
user. I regularly type in Chinese in Word using the "Chinese (Simplified) -
Microsoft Pinyin IME 3.0 ", and while it works fine most of the time, MS Word
hangs (i.e. goes into "not responding" mode) when I do the following
operation.

1) type a few sentences in Chinese.
2) save the doc
3) type a little more
4) stop. go up somewhere else in the document, place the cursor in the
middle of a sentence, and try to enter a double-byte (i.e. full-sized)
puntuation mark, a comma, period, whatever.

Result: Word starts "not responding." It may come back to life, but usually
I have to force-quit the program. This happens almost every time on my
machine. I can work around it, but sometimes I forget, and that means I can
lose work.

This looks like a pretty obvious bug somewhere in the interaction between
Word 2000 and the Chinese IME. This absolutely never happened on my old
machine at work that ran Windows 2000 Professional and Office 2000
Professional. Does anyone out there know of a fix or a patch for this
problem?

Thanks!
-MH

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-10-2005, 12:56 AM
Open Microsoft Word and from the Toolbar select:
Help > Detect and Repair. Afterward, visit the Microsoft
Office Update web site and install all the recommended
Service Packs and updates for Microsoft Office 2000.
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/officeupdate/default.aspx

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx

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"Michael Hill" wrote:

| I have an English-language version of XP Home and Office 2000 for educational
| user. I regularly type in Chinese in Word using the "Chinese (Simplified) -
| Microsoft Pinyin IME 3.0 ", and while it works fine most of the time, MS Word
| hangs (i.e. goes into "not responding" mode) when I do the following
| operation.
|
| 1) type a few sentences in Chinese.
| 2) save the doc
| 3) type a little more
| 4) stop. go up somewhere else in the document, place the cursor in the
| middle of a sentence, and try to enter a double-byte (i.e. full-sized)
| puntuation mark, a comma, period, whatever.
|
| Result: Word starts "not responding." It may come back to life, but usually
| I have to force-quit the program. This happens almost every time on my
| machine. I can work around it, but sometimes I forget, and that means I can
| lose work.
|
| This looks like a pretty obvious bug somewhere in the interaction between
| Word 2000 and the Chinese IME. This absolutely never happened on my old
| machine at work that ran Windows 2000 Professional and Office 2000
| Professional. Does anyone out there know of a fix or a patch for this
| problem?
|
| Thanks!
| -MH

MattK
07-10-2005, 12:56 AM
Hello Michael.

You should uninstall "Pinyin IME3.0" and use IME which came with Windows XP.

You could use IME what Office 2000 uses. But I don't recommend to use it.
One reason is that it is not easy to install.

Goto this site for how to install IME on Windows XP.
Good Luck!

http://masakik.freeservers.com/





"Michael Hill" <Michael Hill@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:41B4C786-4848-4749-9560-9D86ABE47E5A@microsoft.com...
>I have an English-language version of XP Home and Office 2000 for educational
> user. I regularly type in Chinese in Word using the "Chinese (Simplified) -
> Microsoft Pinyin IME 3.0 ", and while it works fine most of the time, MS Word
> hangs (i.e. goes into "not responding" mode) when I do the following
> operation.
>
> 1) type a few sentences in Chinese.
> 2) save the doc
> 3) type a little more
> 4) stop. go up somewhere else in the document, place the cursor in the
> middle of a sentence, and try to enter a double-byte (i.e. full-sized)
> puntuation mark, a comma, period, whatever.
>
> Result: Word starts "not responding." It may come back to life, but usually
> I have to force-quit the program. This happens almost every time on my
> machine. I can work around it, but sometimes I forget, and that means I can
> lose work.
>
> This looks like a pretty obvious bug somewhere in the interaction between
> Word 2000 and the Chinese IME. This absolutely never happened on my old
> machine at work that ran Windows 2000 Professional and Office 2000
> Professional. Does anyone out there know of a fix or a patch for this
> problem?
>
> Thanks!
> -MH


Regular crashes when typing Chinese on Word 2000 with XP Home IME