I'm working on a single page MS Word document with 64 small images on it. As I'm working with the document I keep getting the spinning wheel and the screen fades every few seconds and the status bar at the top shows "not responding". After about 10 ish seconds of it being frozen it wakes up again for a few more seconds and then it goes right back into being frozen again. It's making it impossible for me to make the adjustments to the document that I need to make before finishing it off.
I'm running MS Word Office 365 on Windows 10 with an Intel Core i7 4770 (4 core, 8 threads) @ 3.4 GHz. I have 16GB of DDR3 RAM @ 798 MHz. My system's memory usage is flat lined at 42%. The disk usage is very low at 0% - 3% with the odd spike to 100% occasionally.
I can't see anything that is causing the computer to get busied out so I don't understand why MS Word keeps freezing.
Any suggestions on how I can troubleshoot this problem?