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slow performance of certain office 2003 functions

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by Len Neufeld, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. Len Neufeld

    Len Neufeld Flightless Bird

    Since a couple of days ago, when I click on a toolbar menu, it takes a long
    time for the menu to drop down, and when I choose a command from the menu, it
    takes a long time for the command to execute--e.g., when printing a Word doc
    or doing a "Save as" in Word or PowerPoint. Any suggestions on how to
    troubleshoot this issue?
    --
    Len Neufeld
     
  2. LVTravel

    LVTravel Flightless Bird

    "Len Neufeld" <LenNeufeld@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:87EBEFFF-3BFC-4C88-A800-33006BCF1BDA@microsoft.com...
    > Since a couple of days ago, when I click on a toolbar menu, it takes a
    > long
    > time for the menu to drop down, and when I choose a command from the menu,
    > it
    > takes a long time for the command to execute--e.g., when printing a Word
    > doc
    > or doing a "Save as" in Word or PowerPoint. Any suggestions on how to
    > troubleshoot this issue?
    > --
    > Len Neufeld


    Other issues may be at fault but the easiest to check is: Have you recently
    lost connection with a mapped network drive? This is one of the most common
    reasons for Office to hang when doing what you are talking about.
     
  3. Len Neufeld

    Len Neufeld Flightless Bird

    Thanks. Can I ask you how to check for such a lost connection? (Obviously,
    I'm no techie.)
    --
    Len Neufeld


    "LVTravel" wrote:

    >
    >
    > "Len Neufeld" <LenNeufeld@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:87EBEFFF-3BFC-4C88-A800-33006BCF1BDA@microsoft.com...
    > > Since a couple of days ago, when I click on a toolbar menu, it takes a
    > > long
    > > time for the menu to drop down, and when I choose a command from the menu,
    > > it
    > > takes a long time for the command to execute--e.g., when printing a Word
    > > doc
    > > or doing a "Save as" in Word or PowerPoint. Any suggestions on how to
    > > troubleshoot this issue?
    > > --
    > > Len Neufeld

    >
    > Other issues may be at fault but the easiest to check is: Have you recently
    > lost connection with a mapped network drive? This is one of the most common
    > reasons for Office to hang when doing what you are talking about.
    >
    > .
    >
     
  4. LVTravel

    LVTravel Flightless Bird

    "Len Neufeld" <LenNeufeld@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:05A11E1D-9322-4E7E-9693-6BD30DC18BDA@microsoft.com...
    > Thanks. Can I ask you how to check for such a lost connection? (Obviously,
    > I'm no techie.)
    > --
    > Len Neufeld
    >
    >
    > "LVTravel" wrote:
    >
    >>
    >>
    >> "Len Neufeld" <LenNeufeld@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:87EBEFFF-3BFC-4C88-A800-33006BCF1BDA@microsoft.com...
    >> > Since a couple of days ago, when I click on a toolbar menu, it takes a
    >> > long
    >> > time for the menu to drop down, and when I choose a command from the
    >> > menu,
    >> > it
    >> > takes a long time for the command to execute--e.g., when printing a
    >> > Word
    >> > doc
    >> > or doing a "Save as" in Word or PowerPoint. Any suggestions on how to
    >> > troubleshoot this issue?
    >> > --
    >> > Len Neufeld

    >>
    >> Other issues may be at fault but the easiest to check is: Have you
    >> recently
    >> lost connection with a mapped network drive? This is one of the most
    >> common
    >> reasons for Office to hang when doing what you are talking about.
    >>
    >> .
    >>


    Since you are asking for additional help to determine network connection
    issues I have to assume that you have connected a computer to a network of
    some type.

    Open My Computer or Computer depending on your operating system. Once open
    double click on each drive letter in turn. Any that shows an error are not
    available for one reason or another. To disconnect any not available simply
    right click on the drive letter and then left click on disconnect. Do not
    click on any thing that says CD or DVD as a drive name (may be drive D: or
    E: on your computer.
     

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