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Is it common for Office 2008 (Word, especially -- hangs on splash screen for at least a minute) to run slow on a MacBook with 512MB RAM?
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I think you need more RAM. 512MB doesn't cut it anymore. 2GB at least.
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Is it common for Office 2008 (Word, especially -- hangs on splash screen for at least a minute) to run slow on a MacBook with 512MB RAM?
I have 2 GB of memory in my MacBook and Word 2008 stays on the splash screen for around 10 seconds or so before the program loads. Running a large program like MS Office 2008 with only 512 MB of memory is just not going to be very pleasant. Add more memory to your machine.

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This would be a good opportunity then to ask what kind of RAM I need. I know 2GB is the max, but what should I look for when I go shopping on NewEgg? Certain brand, size, etc.?
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Is this the right kind of RAM for a 13" Intel Core Duo MacBook? Also, what do I do with the 512 RAM that's already in there?
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Here are the precise specs from OWC Mac Specialist at Find the latest Performance Upgrades, Firewire and USB Hard Drives, SATA, Memory, Laptop Battery, and more at OWC

1.0GB PC-5300 DDR2 667MHz SO-DIMM 200 Pin... (5300DDR2S1GB) at OWC

Dump the 512MB as matched pairs perform best.
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Thanks for the link. Have you done their old memory trade-in rebate? Will they take it back even if you didn't buy it from OWC?
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No I have not as postage here from Australia prohibits it but am using 4 x 512MB matched PC3200 in my FW800 from OWC no problem and their after sales service when a Mercury Extreme 1.3GHz CPU upgrade had problems was first class with free replacement postage here.
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Semi-related Word question:

I copied and pasted some text over from a PDF. This PDF block of text, however, screwed up the double spacing between it and my own original typing. By screwed up, I mean it's compacted the space between the text to neither double space nor 1.5 space. It's somewhere in between.

I adjusted the double spacing, tabbing, etc. but nothing seems to work. Sounds complicated, I know, but there's gotta be an easy fix.
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