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 > > > > Currently Reading: Who Do I Talk To? by Neta Jackson > > > > Earn cash for answering trivia questions every 3 > hours: > <http://instantcashsweepstakes.com/invitations/ref_link/49497>http://instantcashsweepstakes.com/invitations/ref_link/49497 > > > > See everything I've read this year at: > > <http://www.michrxtech.com/books.html>www.michrxtech.com/books.html > > > > No virus found in this incoming message. > > Checked by AVG - www.avg.com > > Version: 9.0.722 / Virus Database: 270.14.122/2591 - > Release Date: 12/28/09 13:32:00 > > > -- > mailto:<the.bee@xxxxxxxxxxx> > -- > Enjoy what you have rather than desiring what you don't > have. Just dreaming about nice things is meaningless; it is > like chasing the wind.--Ecclesiastes 6:9 NLT > > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to > bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject > line. To get a list of available commands, put the > word 'help' by itself in the subject line. > > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.