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Wendy
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2006 12:16 am    Post subject: Publisher very slow.....
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I have tried to look through other posts and did what people suggested: turn
down acceleration and update video driver. I have Publisher 2002 SP3. Is
there any updates that can help me? The file has a small advertisment I made
that is 2x2.58 inches with 4 pictures that are all cropped and some text
boxes... It takes a long time to load and if I try to move something or
select something it takes what seems like a minute before I can work with it.
Any ideas???
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Mary Sauer
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2006 10:00 am    Post subject: Re: Publisher very slow..... [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Did you create this publication in an earlier version of Publisher? WordArt?
When You Add WordArt Objects Publisher 2002 Slows Down and Appears Unresponsive
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/811060/en-us

The program stops responding when you try to open or to save a file in an Office
2002 program and in an Office 2003 program
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/313937/en-us



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"Wendy" wrote in message

>I have tried to look through other posts and did what people suggested: turn
> down acceleration and update video driver. I have Publisher 2002 SP3. Is
> there any updates that can help me? The file has a small advertisment I made
> that is 2x2.58 inches with 4 pictures that are all cropped and some text
> boxes... It takes a long time to load and if I try to move something or
> select something it takes what seems like a minute before I can work with it.
> Any ideas???
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Paul
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2006 7:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Publisher very slow..... [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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On Fri, 3 Mar 2006 19:16:27 -0800, Wendy
, in message ID
, in the newsgroup
microsoft.public.publisher wrote:

>I have tried to look through other posts and did what people suggested: turn
>down acceleration and update video driver. I have Publisher 2002 SP3. Is
>there any updates that can help me? The file has a small advertisment I made
>that is 2x2.58 inches with 4 pictures that are all cropped and some text
>boxes... It takes a long time to load and if I try to move something or
>select something it takes what seems like a minute before I can work with it.
>Any ideas???

First the more obvious stuff. Has Publisher *ever* run at a
reasonable speed on your computer?
Just asking in case you have a computer that is a bit low spec for
such a program.
Bear in mind that Microsoft tend to quote very (impractically IMO) low
specs when saying whether or not a program is suitable for a
particular computer.
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Wendy
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2006 7:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Publisher very slow..... [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Yes, Publisher has run at a reasonable speed, there is no Wordart in the
file, and Ihave always used Publisher 2002. It seems to act up with this
file only... could it be that I cropped a picture in to four seperate
pictures?

"Paul" wrote:

> On Fri, 3 Mar 2006 19:16:27 -0800, Wendy
> , in message ID
> , in the newsgroup
> microsoft.public.publisher wrote:
>
> >I have tried to look through other posts and did what people suggested: turn
> >down acceleration and update video driver. I have Publisher 2002 SP3. Is
> >there any updates that can help me? The file has a small advertisment I made
> >that is 2x2.58 inches with 4 pictures that are all cropped and some text
> >boxes... It takes a long time to load and if I try to move something or
> >select something it takes what seems like a minute before I can work with it.
> >Any ideas???
>
> First the more obvious stuff. Has Publisher *ever* run at a
> reasonable speed on your computer?
> Just asking in case you have a computer that is a bit low spec for
> such a program.
> Bear in mind that Microsoft tend to quote very (impractically IMO) low
> specs when saying whether or not a program is suitable for a
> particular computer.
>
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Morisot
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2006 7:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Publisher very slow..... [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Hi, Wendy -

How big is the file? Compare its size to some of your other files.
....I've used some tiffs (and even some huge jpegs) and they really bog-down
the program.


M.


"Wendy" wrote:

> Yes, Publisher has run at a reasonable speed, there is no Wordart in the
> file, and Ihave always used Publisher 2002. It seems to act up with this
> file only... could it be that I cropped a picture in to four seperate
> pictures?
>
> "Paul" wrote:
>
> > On Fri, 3 Mar 2006 19:16:27 -0800, Wendy
> > , in message ID
> > , in the newsgroup
> > microsoft.public.publisher wrote:
> >
> > >I have tried to look through other posts and did what people suggested: turn
> > >down acceleration and update video driver. I have Publisher 2002 SP3. Is
> > >there any updates that can help me? The file has a small advertisment I made
> > >that is 2x2.58 inches with 4 pictures that are all cropped and some text
> > >boxes... It takes a long time to load and if I try to move something or
> > >select something it takes what seems like a minute before I can work with it.
> > >Any ideas???
> >
> > First the more obvious stuff. Has Publisher *ever* run at a
> > reasonable speed on your computer?
> > Just asking in case you have a computer that is a bit low spec for
> > such a program.
> > Bear in mind that Microsoft tend to quote very (impractically IMO) low
> > specs when saying whether or not a program is suitable for a
> > particular computer.
> >
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Wendy
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2006 7:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Publisher very slow..... [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Yea, the file is huge compared to others 18572 kb, but it is no different
than others...meaning content...weird. Is there something I can do to shrink
the size of the file? Would hiding the pictures help?

"Morisot" wrote:

> Hi, Wendy -
>
> How big is the file? Compare its size to some of your other files.
> ...I've used some tiffs (and even some huge jpegs) and they really bog-down
> the program.
>
>
> M.
>
>
> "Wendy" wrote:
>
> > Yes, Publisher has run at a reasonable speed, there is no Wordart in the
> > file, and Ihave always used Publisher 2002. It seems to act up with this
> > file only... could it be that I cropped a picture in to four seperate
> > pictures?
> >
> > "Paul" wrote:
> >
> > > On Fri, 3 Mar 2006 19:16:27 -0800, Wendy
> > > , in message ID
> > > , in the newsgroup
> > > microsoft.public.publisher wrote:
> > >
> > > >I have tried to look through other posts and did what people suggested: turn
> > > >down acceleration and update video driver. I have Publisher 2002 SP3. Is
> > > >there any updates that can help me? The file has a small advertisment I made
> > > >that is 2x2.58 inches with 4 pictures that are all cropped and some text
> > > >boxes... It takes a long time to load and if I try to move something or
> > > >select something it takes what seems like a minute before I can work with it.
> > > >Any ideas???
> > >
> > > First the more obvious stuff. Has Publisher *ever* run at a
> > > reasonable speed on your computer?
> > > Just asking in case you have a computer that is a bit low spec for
> > > such a program.
> > > Bear in mind that Microsoft tend to quote very (impractically IMO) low
> > > specs when saying whether or not a program is suitable for a
> > > particular computer.
> > >
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Ed Bennett
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2006 2:42 am    Post subject: Re: Publisher very slow..... [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Wendy was very recently heard to
utter:
> Yea, the file is huge compared to others 18572 kb, but it is no
> different than others...meaning content...weird. Is there something I
> can do to shrink the size of the file? Would hiding the pictures help?

It sounds like you've got very high-resolution pictures in the file. That
means Publisher will take longer to redraw them, unless you turn View >
Pictures to Hide Pictures or Fast Resize and Zoom.

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Wendy
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2006 2:42 am    Post subject: Re: Publisher very slow..... [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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If I hide the pictures will that effect when I print or change it to PDF?

"Ed Bennett" wrote:

> Wendy was very recently heard to
> utter:
> > Yea, the file is huge compared to others 18572 kb, but it is no
> > different than others...meaning content...weird. Is there something I
> > can do to shrink the size of the file? Would hiding the pictures help?
>
> It sounds like you've got very high-resolution pictures in the file. That
> means Publisher will take longer to redraw them, unless you turn View >
> Pictures to Hide Pictures or Fast Resize and Zoom.
>
> --
> Ed Bennett - MVP Microsoft Publisher
>
>
>
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Ed Bennett
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2006 5:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Publisher very slow..... [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Wendy was very recently heard to
utter:
> If I hide the pictures will that effect when I print or change it to
> PDF?

No, it's just a display option.

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Wendy
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2006 5:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Publisher very slow..... [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Ok, so here is what I did... I deleted the four pictures in Publisher, then I
cropped the four pictures in another program and saved them as four
individual pictures. Then I put the four pictures back in my Publisher file
and now the size is only 1668kb. Publisher could not handle a big picture
file, copied four times and then cropped down to four pictures. Thanks for
all your help, I probably wouldn't of figured that out by myself.

"Ed Bennett" wrote:

> Wendy was very recently heard to
> utter:
> > If I hide the pictures will that effect when I print or change it to
> > PDF?
>
> No, it's just a display option.
>
> --
> Ed Bennett - MVP Microsoft Publisher
>
>
>
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Ed Bennett
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2006 8:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Publisher very slow..... [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Wendy was very recently heard to
utter:
> Ok, so here is what I did... I deleted the four pictures in
> Publisher, then I cropped the four pictures in another program and
> saved them as four individual pictures. Then I put the four pictures
> back in my Publisher file and now the size is only 1668kb. Publisher
> could not handle a big picture file, copied four times and then
> cropped down to four pictures.

That's because Publisher stores a full-resolution copy of each copied image,
and does not delete the cropped data. Cropping in an image program removes
all the extraneous image data, reducing the size of the file that Publisher
must work with when redrawing.

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Sara
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 9:50 pm    Post subject: RE: Publisher very slow..... [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Hi - I am working with Publisher 03 now on a calendar. The calendar
orginiated on 2000 and when it transfer, all images got very large. Now I am
having a hard time resizing things. It's taking forever to change just the
font. I have go to pictures to do a fast resize but it hasn't made a
difference. HELP??

"Wendy" wrote:

> I have tried to look through other posts and did what people suggested: turn
> down acceleration and update video driver. I have Publisher 2002 SP3. Is
> there any updates that can help me? The file has a small advertisment I made
> that is 2x2.58 inches with 4 pictures that are all cropped and some text
> boxes... It takes a long time to load and if I try to move something or
> select something it takes what seems like a minute before I can work with it.
> Any ideas???
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Mary Sauer
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 9:23 am    Post subject: Re: Publisher very slow..... [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Publisher 2000 did not use compression. This article has some workarounds.
Large Publisher 2000 publication opens slowly in later versions of Publisher
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/289010/en-us

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"Sara" wrote in message

> Hi - I am working with Publisher 03 now on a calendar. The calendar
> orginiated on 2000 and when it transfer, all images got very large. Now I am
> having a hard time resizing things. It's taking forever to change just the
> font. I have go to pictures to do a fast resize but it hasn't made a
> difference. HELP??
>
> "Wendy" wrote:
>
>> I have tried to look through other posts and did what people suggested: turn
>> down acceleration and update video driver. I have Publisher 2002 SP3. Is
>> there any updates that can help me? The file has a small advertisment I made
>> that is 2x2.58 inches with 4 pictures that are all cropped and some text
>> boxes... It takes a long time to load and if I try to move something or
>> select something it takes what seems like a minute before I can work with it.
>> Any ideas???
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