[bksvol-discuss] MS Word Crashes, WAS: Re: Re: Sighted proofer wanted

  • From: Debby Franson <the.bee@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 03 Jan 2010 18:03:27 -0600

Hi Jamie and everyone!

This message reminded me of my problem.

Until I joined the volunteer community to proofread, I had been using MS Word very lightly, since most of my writing is e-mail rather than word processing. Every book I have proofread whether it has been 100 and some odd pages, in the 200 or 300 range or larger, I can read for a while and then Word 2000 crashes, I get the offer saying that Word is not responding and to end the program, then Dr. Watson offers to have me send an error report to Microsoft. Bruce, (my husband) suggested the file was too big, and to split it up, which was so inconvenient, so I have done most of my proofreading in Wordpad and loading it in Word at the end to check for page breaks and anything that Wordpad can't handle like that.

I'm running Windows XP Pro on a 3GHz machine with 2GB of Ram, I think and Window-Eyes 7.11.

How large a file can MS Word handle comfortably? Has anyone other than Jamie had any kind of crash while proofreading? My computer doesn't crash, though, just Word.


At 08:43 PM 12/28/2009, Jamie Yates, CPhT wrote
Cindy, I'm wondering if you can work on this one, or another sighted proofreader? I don't know what is in the file but it keeps crashing my computer, like it's too big or something, but it's only just over 2.5 mb. CookWise was almost 3 times that big and I didn't have a problem with that. The one time I did get it to load in Word I couldn't scroll down and then Word crashed.

It's Copyediting and Proofreading for Dummies

Jamie in Michigan

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