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I work with MS Word 2007. Today I created a new document, and for some reason cutting and pasting text (using Ctrl-X and Ctrl-V) takes longer than expected.

To clarify, here's the process:

  • I select a single word in the document
  • I click Ctrl-X
  • The hourglass shows up for 1-2 seconds
  • The word is cut

The same happens for pasting (i.e. 1-2 seconds of hourglass). This document is ~5 pages long, with nothing fancy. I have plenty of available RAM and my CPU usage is around 1-2%, there's not peak during the cut/paste.

Any thoughts on what can cause this and what I can do against it?

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This problem happens for all documents or only for the one you mentioned? Some people complained about this problem and they said that disabling the add-in called PDF Complete fixed the problem.

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It's one document. I'll try that, thanks. –  Roee Adler Dec 10 '09 at 16:12

More about PDF Complete and Word 2007: Had PDF Complete preinstalled by HP on a new computer and was pulling my hair out about how slow the text cursor moved with arrow keys (accompanied by a "busy" symbol during cursor movement). Hours of sweating later, the problem was traced to the PDF Complete add-in. Disabling the add-in restored normal text cursor movement speed. To be on the safe side, I just uninstalled PDF Complete completely (pun partially intended). My advice: Stick with Adobe!

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