Just wanted to let you know that you could download Office 2007 from MSDN & TechNet.
It was posted on Monday. I love the new interface, but it is visibly slower. It got a lot faster once Desktop Search had done its magic, which took forever (3+ GB of Outlook PST files, just for starters!), but it is still slow. J.Ja
Once I archived my older email, I saw a significant speed improvement. How big is your .pst file? Best, Steven
Steve - My day-to-day email file is about 500 MB, and my archived email is 6.6 GB (I thought it was only 3 or 4 GB). I've been auto archiving for nearly a year now. Office 12 is SLOW, no way around it, period, end of story. Word is slow. Excel is slow. The menus in particular are slow. It is slow. Do I like it? Sure. And when I put the E6600 PC together next week, I am sure I will not notice. But on a Sempron 3300+, 1 GB RAM, which is on par with a typical business user's computer, it is slow. Then again, Office 2003 was slow for me in 2004, and Office 2000 was slow for me in 2001. I am sure that in 2017, I will be saying "Gee, Office 2013 was fast, but Office 2017 is slow." :) Could be worse, I remember sticking all 40+ floppies in, one at a time, to get Office 4.3 on my 486... and needed a compressed MS-DOS 6.22 (now, *without* Stacker technology!) just for the bloody HELP FILES, because my 405 MB drive was nearly filled with the help files otherwise. J.Ja
My machine is not typical. I run heavy virtualization and have 2 GB of RAM. I have no issues whatsoever but if I load it on another laptop with 800 mb of RAM, I see your point.