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    Word hangs on multiple saves (Word 2003)

    In the last month I have worked on several documents in the excess of 50 pages. I am a stickler for saving regularly and I use the CTRL+S shortkey to save often. I have noticed that Word <img src=/S/hairout.gif border=0 alt=hairout width=31 height=23> hangs for no reason after multiple saves. The interface freezes and the title bar shows [Not Responding]! I also noticed that if I use the save button on the toolbar it also happens, but not as often as the shortkey method.
    Is this a general Word 2003 issue? Is there patches I should get? Tx
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    Re: Word hangs on multiple saves (Word 2003)

    Which anti-virus application are you using?

    Added: Which service pack of Office 2003 do you have (none, SP1, SP2)?

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    Re: Word hangs on multiple saves (Word 2003)

    I don't have an anti virus package at home. No internet at home!
    I'll have to come back to you an the SP? Post reply tomorrow! I worked on these docs on my home PC.
    Tx
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    Re: Word hangs on multiple saves (Word 2003)

    > No internet at home!

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    Re: Word hangs on multiple saves (Word 2003)

    Not yet! If I had...i'd be permanently in the lounge! <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Word hangs on multiple saves (Word 2003)

    That rings a bell...

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    Re: Word hangs on multiple saves (Word 2003)

    Try clearing the checkboxes for "Fast Saves" and "Background Saves." This should cause the Save to generate a "clean" document on each save, and to prevent you from doing anything in Word during that process that might cause a deadlock (two processes each waiting on the other).

    Of course, if you have customized your Save command, then the code for that likely would be relevant.

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    Re: Word hangs on multiple saves (Word 2003)

    Tx Jefferson, I'll do that and see if it helps!
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    Re: Word hangs on multiple saves (Word 2003)

    Han, in answer to your question....>>> Which service pack of Office 2003 do you have (none, SP1, SP2)?

    This is a standard issue of Word 2003. I have not downloaded and new SP's or patches.
    See the attachment!
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    Re: Word hangs on multiple saves (Word 2003)

    I'd start by installing both service packs. They solve a lot of issues with the original release.

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    Re: Word hangs on multiple saves (Word 2003)

    Will do. I see I called you Han. Sorry...this is a typo...not a "revenge" statement having called me "Frankly" earlier! <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Word hangs on multiple saves (Word 2003)

    OK, Rud. No hard feelings <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15>

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