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

  • From: "Kim Friedman" <kimfri11@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 05 Jan 2010 23:26:45 -0800

HI, Valerie, I should probably do a defrag. I usually do a defrag and disk
clean once a month. Regards, Kim. 

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

How often do you defragment and check disk?  When I was a power user I
defragmented often, and checked disk weekly, now just about once  a week
defrag and once a month check disk.

Valerie


On Jan 5, 2010, at 11:51 PM, Debby Franson wrote:

> Hi Cindy!
> 
> Sometimes I have my browser, either Internet Explorer or FireFox open or
Eudora or OpenBook at the same time as Word, but sometimes Word is the only
app open and I still get those crashes as often.  It breaks my concentration
when I had to close Word and then open it and the file and find my place.
> 
> I power down my PC every night.
> 
> Debby
> 
> At 07:21 PM 1/3/2010, Cindy wrote
>> I use Microsoft Word for the Mac, and it does frequently crash, usually
when I have someyting like my being-scanned file open and am on the 'Net,
too--sometimes when I'm proofing. I'm also invited to send a report to
Apple, but on my husband's advice, now I don't bother. I just quit and
reopen the file I was working. Then I can work away with no problems for
quite a while.
>> Lately I've been quittng Word or Firefox and shutting down the computer
when I'm going to be away from it for a while. It seems to me that it needs
a rest. I seem o h ave fewer problems the next time I come back to work. My
computer is pretty old.
>> 
>> Cindy
>> 
>> Wish List (i.e., books wanted added to the collection) and 
>> books-being-scanned list available at sites below
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Wish List: https://wiki.benetech.org/display/BSO/Bookshare+Wish+List
>> 
>> Books Being Scanned List: 
>> https://wiki.benetech.org/display/BSO/Books+Being+Scanned+List
>> 
>> 
>> --- On Sun, 1/3/10, Debby Franson <the.bee@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> 
>> > From: Debby Franson <the.bee@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>> > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] MS Word Crashes, WAS: Re: Re: Sighted 
>> > proofer  wanted
>> > To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> > Date: Sunday, January 3, 2010, 4:03 PM 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.
>> >
>> > Debby
>> >
>> > 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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