Word is incredibly slow to open up large documents - on network and when copied to local machine ?



acs68
07-09-2005, 11:01 PM
Hi all,

I have a number of large documents that we are trying to open, and they are
taking an incredibly long time to open fully. I get the first few pages
quickly, but then you see the pages down the bottom left increment very
slowly. If I do a ctrl-end it repaginates very quickly and gets to the last
page fast.

Any ideas what could be causing this ? Office2K on both XP and Win2K
machines.

cheers,

Adam

TF
07-09-2005, 11:01 PM
Adam

Just to clarify please: these documents are slow even when you have copied
them to your local HDD and opened them from there?

Would clarify how large is large? Are they complex - loads of
bookmarks/cross references, graphic objects or very long tables for
instance?

How much RAM do you have in your computers?

--
Terry Farrell - Word MVP
http://word.mvps.org/


"acs68" <adamst@NOSPAMlaidley.qld.gov.au> wrote in message
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: Hi all,
:
: I have a number of large documents that we are trying to open, and they
are
: taking an incredibly long time to open fully. I get the first few pages
: quickly, but then you see the pages down the bottom left increment very
: slowly. If I do a ctrl-end it repaginates very quickly and gets to the
last
: page fast.
:
: Any ideas what could be causing this ? Office2K on both XP and Win2K
: machines.
:
: cheers,
:
: Adam
:
:
:

acs68
07-09-2005, 11:01 PM
Hi,

yes , they are slow from hdd as well as the network

The document is about 1000 pages long.

They are mostly letters that are pasted into the document over a month. We
have one large correspondence file that we add each letter to as they are
typed.

I wouldn't imagine they are very complex docs at all.

Converting to rtf and opening as such seems to fix the problem.

Any ideas ?

cheers,

Adam


"TF" <terryfarrell%40%6d%73%6e%2ecom> wrote in message
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> Adam
>
> Just to clarify please: these documents are slow even when you have copied
> them to your local HDD and opened them from there?
>
> Would clarify how large is large? Are they complex - loads of
> bookmarks/cross references, graphic objects or very long tables for
> instance?
>
> How much RAM do you have in your computers?
>
> --
> Terry Farrell - Word MVP
> http://word.mvps.org/
>
>
> "acs68" <adamst@NOSPAMlaidley.qld.gov.au> wrote in message
> news:%23cx44yBXFHA.3532@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> : Hi all,
> :
> : I have a number of large documents that we are trying to open, and they
> are
> : taking an incredibly long time to open fully. I get the first few pages
> : quickly, but then you see the pages down the bottom left increment very
> : slowly. If I do a ctrl-end it repaginates very quickly and gets to the
> last
> : page fast.
> :
> : Any ideas what could be causing this ? Office2K on both XP and Win2K
> : machines.
> :
> : cheers,
> :
> : Adam
> :
> :
> :
>
>

TF
07-09-2005, 11:01 PM
If opening in RTF and then converting back to a DOC resolves the problem,
then they have become corrupt. Switching to RTF and back is one way that
often removes corruptions.

--
Terry Farrell - Word MVP
http://word.mvps.org/

"acs68" <adamst@NOSPAMlaidley.qld.gov.au> wrote in message
news:OZyrq4MXFHA.1148@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
: Hi,
:
: yes , they are slow from hdd as well as the network
:
: The document is about 1000 pages long.
:
: They are mostly letters that are pasted into the document over a month. We
: have one large correspondence file that we add each letter to as they are
: typed.
:
: I wouldn't imagine they are very complex docs at all.
:
: Converting to rtf and opening as such seems to fix the problem.
:
: Any ideas ?
:
: cheers,
:
: Adam
:
:
: "TF" <terryfarrell%40%6d%73%6e%2ecom> wrote in message
: news:uEt4x8EXFHA.1796@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
: > Adam
: >
: > Just to clarify please: these documents are slow even when you have
copied
: > them to your local HDD and opened them from there?
: >
: > Would clarify how large is large? Are they complex - loads of
: > bookmarks/cross references, graphic objects or very long tables for
: > instance?
: >
: > How much RAM do you have in your computers?
: >
: > --
: > Terry Farrell - Word MVP
: > http://word.mvps.org/
: >
: >
: > "acs68" <adamst@NOSPAMlaidley.qld.gov.au> wrote in message
: > news:%23cx44yBXFHA.3532@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
: > : Hi all,
: > :
: > : I have a number of large documents that we are trying to open, and
they
: > are
: > : taking an incredibly long time to open fully. I get the first few
pages
: > : quickly, but then you see the pages down the bottom left increment
very
: > : slowly. If I do a ctrl-end it repaginates very quickly and gets to the
: > last
: > : page fast.
: > :
: > : Any ideas what could be causing this ? Office2K on both XP and Win2K
: > : machines.
: > :
: > : cheers,
: > :
: > : Adam
: > :
: > :
: > :
: >
: >
:
:


Word is incredibly slow to open up large documents - on network and when copied to local machine ?