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phatgreatwall 11-29-2006 09:46 PM

word 2004 TEST DRIVE really slow on macbook 2.0GHz Core Duo
hey there guys, im just running the Word 2004 Test Drive, and it's VERY slow, dunno what's causing it .... im also running bittorrent on the background and itunes, shouldnt slow down THAT much, feels like im running a 200MHZ 486 running word xp, that's how slow it is.

trpnmonkey41 11-29-2006 09:53 PM

Office hasn't yet been optimized for the Intel processors so it will be significantly slower until the next microsoft release

MartinS 11-30-2006 02:10 AM

How much RAM do you have? I understand you need 1-2gb to run Office properly under Rosetta.

caribiner23 11-30-2006 09:15 AM

Office 2004 runs beautifully on my MacBook 2.0 w/2 GB of memory.

I second Martin's question of how much memory you've got in your machine.

You may want to try quitting all other apps and see how it runs.

Reel1 11-30-2006 09:25 AM

phatgreatwall, as the others have said Office has not yet been optimized for the intel mac. If you come from the MS world like I have you will notice that Office does run slower ( I have 2g of ram) then you are used to, but it is still workable.

phatgreatwall 11-30-2006 11:31 AM

i only have 512 that came with this mac, i guess iwork suits me better.

caribiner23 11-30-2006 11:36 AM

The only problems with iWork are: (a) there's no spreadsheet program, like Excel; and (b) Pages is not the most efficient word processor: it's really designed for brochures and more "presentation" type work. Also, saving in Word format from Pages sometimes produces sketchy results.

I would suggest looking at NeoOffice or OpenOffice. At least you'll be able to create, open, and save standard .doc formatted files.

My suggestion would be to spend the money on additional memory-- you will not regret it.

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