Join Date: May 2007
Location: Lincoln, NE, USA
Re: MS Word keeps freezing up, driving me nuts!
Wayne, you might try installing OpenOffice to see what you think. Compatible with MS Office file formats, and I've been using it for years with very few issues. Download from OpenOffice.org. While it's compatible, it is not Word, and some things are a bit different, but it looks/works very much the same, as do the spreadsheet and presentation software.
I don't know what your issue with Word might be, what version are you using, exactly?
As Mike said, you might try reinstalling or repairing your installation to see if that corrects the issue. Going to add/remove programs and picking MS Office will give you the options to remove, repair or reinstall. You'll need the media.
I originally found OO.o when an engineer at my former place of employment had his Master's thesis stop opening in Word. Word would only say the file was corrupt, and the only copy he had was on the hard drive of his PC. He was having a conniption, called me at home, (he was doing schoolwork after hours), but I did some research, downloaded OO.o, and was able to open the 'corrupt' file, save the file with a new name, and he could open it again with Word. A few formatting issues, but he didn't lose all that work. I smacked him upside the head for not storing it on the network where we could have restored from backup, and went home and back to bed.
Best part is it's free, and there's even a version that will run off your flash drive, so you can take it with you anywhere.