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Word Crashing?

Sometimes Word will freeze, or slow down, because the file size it too large. If this happens there are a couple of ways to troubleshoot the issue.

Clear Formatting

First try clearing all formatting from the document.

  • Copying and pasting the document's text into Notepad (or TextEdit on Mac - make sure you select Make plain text under Format before you paste it). Then copy and paste the text back into Word.
  • Select all text in Word and then click Clear Formatting.

Both techniques will clear all formatting from the document. You can then start to apply each layer of formatting step-by-step.

Image Heavy Text

When it comes to images, alt text shouldn't affect anything, but it's possible the images are really big.

You can try deleting all images in the document, and re-inserting extracted images into Word (Insert>Picture).

public/nnels/etext/trouble/word-crashing.txt · Last modified: 2020/04/21 11:34 by rachel.osolen