Dan, The one thing you do not mention trying is validating without the spell-checked running in the background. I guess I didn't make my points clear enough, or I wasn't convincing enough. If you're willing to try once again, please try turning off the spell-check when you validate. Don't worry about misspelled words, which are probably names of people and places. If that speeds things up and makes validating more pleasurable for you, when you have finished validating, save the file as rtf and close. Then open the rtf file and run a spellcheck. When it gives you a word, and you check it and it's spelled correctly, click ignore all. With a large book the spellcheck will take a little time, but it will go faster as more and more words are ignored. Cindy --- Dan Beaver <dbeaver888@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Ok all, > > This book is called "A World At Arms A GLOBAL > HISTORY OF World War II". > > I am giving up. My system just won't handle this > one. I have tried all > your ideas like splitting the file, starting the > spell checker when I start > the file, etc. As soon as I start the spell checkre > and my system comes to > a crawl and stays that way for hours. And that is > without doing anything > but letting it do the spell checking in the > background. > > I am going to release the book and let someone else > try it. Whomever takes > it can send me an email and I'll send them the file > I have. I have spent > hours on cleaning headers, fixing pagenation and a > few other things. > > Thanks. > > 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. > > ____________________________________________________________________________________ Shape Yahoo! in your own image. Join our Network Research Panel today! http://surveylink.yahoo.com/gmrs/yahoo_panel_invite.asp?a=7 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.