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09-10-2001, 03:24 PM
Help, Last November I posted this same problem and did'nt get any help.
Upon starting a new Word document,whenever I attempt to change the font ,or the size of font the document freezes for about 40 secs .I can't move the scroll bar or even get out of it during that time.
This only happens in Word,Works still works like it should.

09-10-2001, 04:53 PM
If you have a large number of fonts in your computer this can cause this to occur.
Use Windows Explorer and open the Windows\Fonts folder.
The number of fonts will be listed in the bottom bar of Explorer.
If there are less than say 60, this will not be the cause of your problem.


09-10-2001, 05:24 PM
Word 97 can handle more than 60 fonts but does have a small limit, I believe newer versions can use more - My WindowsXP system has 262 fonts installed (only reinstalled 4 days ago)

09-10-2001, 05:29 PM
The problem may arise from not enough free memory (RAM) on your computer.

Try closing all programs while Word is running, or choosing the Repair option from the Word Installer.

10-10-2001, 10:44 PM
A limit on fonts? I didn't know that. It must have stopped with Office 97, cause my 729 fonts work fine on Word 2000 :)