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    Hi, I've got a large word document (2007) containing over 100 pages. However, in print layout view (the one I normally do editing in), you cannot scroll past p41. As you scroll into p42, word stops refreshing and updating the screen and moves you back into p41. I've uploaded the file so that you can see what I mean for yourself:

    feasibility study.docx -> edit: now just the file containing the faulty equation

    And also a linked excel file to go with it (in the same directory. I've got references in the word document if that makes any difference):
    finance.xlsx -> edit: taken down now

    Oddly enough, I can see the whole file in outline or draft view, though I am unable see any pictures or charts. On print layout view, clicking any link in the document map that takes you past page 41 will do nothing, and pressing ctrl+G to jump to a page will result in word telling you that it "cannot determine the destination". Also, trying to print the document results in word showing a progress bar in the status bar printing p1, p2 etc until p41, then it just aborts silently. Oddly enough saving it as a 2003 .doc file resolves the problem, but messes up the formatting.

    I really hope you guys can help.

    Thanks for your support.

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    Welcome to the Lounge!

    Your link leads to a download of 0 bytes. Please attach the document to a reply here, instead of hosting it elsewhere.

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    [quote name='HansV' post='766989' date='24-Mar-2009 10:00']Welcome to the Lounge!

    Your link leads to a download of 0 bytes. Please attach the document to a reply here, instead of hosting it elsewhere.[/quote]

    Thanks for your HanV - I'm sorry about the file but its nearly 10mb and it says that the max. file size here is 2mb

    Here's some new links that will definitely work:

    finance.xlsx -> taken down now
    feasibility study.docx -> just containing the faulty equation

    Thanks

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    [quote name='tuna' post='767036' date='24-Mar-2009 15:21']Thanks for your HanV - I'm sorry about the file but its nearly 10mb and it says that the max. file size here is 2mb

    Here's some new links that will definitely work:

    finance.xlsx
    feasibility study.docx

    Thanks[/quote]

    After experimenting some more I found it to be a problem with the equation editor in word - I think it was that fact I had multi-line equations and after some combinations of undo/redo and deleting line breaks, ended up with two equations on the same line (it usually merges two adjacent equations) - i think that really messed word up, though to be honest Word should never have let it happen in the first place.

    But anyway, I've replaced the feasibility study.docx file with one containing the culprit equations.

    See what you think.

    Thanks

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    [quote name='tuna' post='767072' date='24-Mar-2009 19:06']After experimenting some more I found it to be a problem with the equation editor in word[/quote]
    Word's equation editor has always been a bit "fragile". Can you just delete these equations from the document and then recreate them?

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    [quote name='StuartR' post='767132' date='24-Mar-2009 22:08']Word's equation editor has always been a bit "fragile". Can you just delete these equations from the document and then recreate them?[/quote]
    Yes thanks StuartR, recreating them would probably be best - I think in the end its something to do with aligning characters on multi-lined equations that have empty lines in between, e.g ("" for line break, "|" for alignment character):

    i.e. x|=y+z

    z|=m/n

    a|=b-c/d

    When removing and creating the alignment points on these equations, the equation editor can often be slow or start causing the problems I mentioned before - I know its not just my version of Office since I've tried it on at least 5 different computers in 5 separate locations.

    I'll keep the file with the faulty equation up in case somebody from Microsoft looks round and decides to fix the problem.

    Thanks

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