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    Word Stability! (Word XP and 2003)

    Just a quick question!

    How stable is Word XP and 2003. When I proof-read / edit documents in Word 2003 for a friend, I make changes and save them regularly. Then out of the blue, word freezes and the title bar reads "Microsoft Word (Not Responding)". This happens more often than I like! I also notice that the area of the status bar that shows the page and section details greys out and I don't get feedback on my position in the document.
    What prompted the post was that a client of mine who works on Word XP informed me that Word frequently goes into No Response mode too!

    Who else experiences this. Is it a bug in the program, are there patches that can prevent this??? Any assistance or advice!?
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    Re: Word Stability! (Word XP and 2003)

    I use Word 2003 quite extensively and it has been a long time since I had a "Not Responding" message. Have you installed the latest service packs & updates?

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    Re: Word Stability! (Word XP and 2003)

    I use Word 2002 (XP) and hardly have problems (in fact, the only ones I can remember had to do with problem documents posted in this forum)

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    Re: Word Stability! (Word XP and 2003)

    No I have not installed any service packs or updates. Maybe it is time that I look into this.

    Thanx 4 the comments!
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    Re: Word Stability! (Word XP and 2003)

    I think it helps to turn off some of the newer features, such as SmartTags. Also, of course, disable Fast Saves.

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    Re: Word Stability! (Word XP and 2003)

    I'll give it a try too Jefferson. I'll give anything a try!
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