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

  • From: Debby Franson <the.bee@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 10 Jan 2010 01:30:05 -0600

Hi Valerie!

I cleaned out my cache too.

Debby

At 01:38 AM 1/6/2010, Valerie Maples wrote
I always do them more often when having trouble.  clean out my caches, too.

Good luck!

Valerie


On Jan 6, 2010, at 1:26 AM, Kim Friedman wrote:

> 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
>>>>>
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