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Slow Key Response in MS Word

By DouglasB ·
When I am typing in Word it takes several seconds for the words in the document to catch up to the keystrokes I have entered. Not sure if this is a memory problem or some other problem, any ideas would be appreciated.

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by w2ktechman In reply to Slow Key Response in MS W ...

Does this only happen in MS Word? If slowdowns are common on the system, memory should be looked at. Also, if you have less than 128 MB, it should be upgraded (I prefer 512+ on XP).
You can also look by opening Word and a few other common Apps. Then go to start -- run -- and type Msinfo32.
The system will let you know how much memory is currently allocated.
Other ideas would be to clean up your system. Try defragmenting it (a few times if need be), increasing the page file, deleting temps, temp IE files, and cookies.
If it is only a Word problem, try running detect and repair (from the help menu) Note: you may need the cd's.

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