That's one very positive aspect of ThinkPads: IBM's service centres are
: That was my point. He really debated the expense, especially since he has
: brand-new state-of-the-art Dell desktop. But he really wanted to have a
: laptop, too, and after researching what was currently available in the
: market, he concluded that he couldn't buy a laptop with the same
: functionality as his ThinkPad for $425 (which was what IBM wanted for the
: repair--he'd already spend $120+ in fruitless local repairs, including an
: unreturnable IBM part [CPU fan] that didn't solve the problem). In any
: the repair was probably quicker than ordering and getting a new computer:
: called, the IBM contractor overnighted an Authorized Return box, he packed
: up the machine and overnighted it back on a Wednesday, and the repaired
: machine was returned the following Tuesday.
: Suzanne S. Barnhill
: Microsoft MVP (Word)
: Words into Type
: Fairhope, Alabama USA
: Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
: Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup
: all may benefit.
: > 5 years old is really ancient in the world of computing! Though, if you
: > put it in your car, I'm sure it would have run for another 25 years.
: > Terry
: > : My husband had the same problem on his laptop. He diagnosed it as
: > : fan problem, but by the time the fan was replaced he also needed a new
: > : motherboard and other parts (about $600 total for a five-year-old
: > ThinkPad).
: > :
: > : --
: > : Suzanne S. Barnhill
: > : Microsoft MVP (Word)
: > : Words into Type
: > : Fairhope, Alabama USA
: > : Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
: > : Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the
: > so
: > : all may benefit.
: > :
: > : > I had the same symptoms. What finally fixed it was a new, much
: > : > heat sink and fan on the CPU -- cost, about US$40.
: > : >
: > : > To keep an eye on the CPU temperature, get the freeware Motherboard
: > : > Monitor from http://mbm.livewiredev.com and run it in the tray. When
: > : > you see the reading start to spike up, you know you have a
: > : > problem.
: > : >
: > : > --
: > : > Jay Freedman
: > : > Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org
: > : >
: > : >
: > : > >Hardware: processor overheating, power supply fan slow or not
: > : etc.
: > : > >Take the case cover off and check that all fans are running freely:
: > : you'll
: > : > >probably need to remove the dust that builds up in the fans anyway.
: > : > >running with the case lid removed and see if it still occurs.
: > : > >
: > : > >--
: > : > >Terry Farrell - Word MVP
: > : > >http://word.mvps.org/
: > : > >
: > : > >: Hi
: > : > >:
: > : > >: My computer running 2003 Windows XP performs automatic shutdowns
: > : without
: > : > >ANY
: > : > >: prior notice. From running application to black scrreen in a
: > : second.
: > : > >: Can happen when playing games or using MS Word for example. Does
: > : > >happen
: > : > >: with same time intervals. Not sasser worm, has run 3 tools and
: > no
: > : > >: sasser. Any suggestions?
: > : > >
: > : >
: > :
Automatic formatting is set up by default, but it wastes my time and further frustrates me because I can't find a way to turn it off.In Word, click on Tools | AutoCorrect Options | AutoFormat As You Type | uncheck the features you don't want | AutoCorrect | uncheck the features you don't want | OK.
2003. One of my users needs to frequently create Outlined docs. Whenever she starts a numbered list, the Automatic numbered Lists feature kicks in , and word appears to stall or hang for several minutes (I timed it at about 2.5 minutes once). If I turn off Automatic Numbered Lists, the problem goes away. However, she needs this feature, and I would like to repair it, not disable it. So far, I have the following, to no avail: - Removed normal.dot, and restarted Word to recreate - Run Office repair from Add/Remove Programs - Turned off Automatic Numbered lists and Automatic Bulleted lists
file that Word creates for each Word document you open. It is normal behaviour for Word, and you can't stop Word from doing it. See http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=211632 "Description of how Word creates temporary files" for more information. But you can stop Windows from displaying the temporary files by starting Windows Explorer or My Computer and clicking on Tools | Folder Options | View tab | select the "Do not show hidden files and folders" radio button | OK. Also see http://www.officeforlawyers.com/howask.htm. This will always help any
After creating a Word document, several pages are added to the end of my ducuments of jibberish, what looks like computer pathways etc. Does anyone know how I can fix it? Thanks!What version of Word is this? It sounds like, in File - Open, Files of Type is set to "Recover text from any file". Set Files of Type to something other than "Recover " when opening the file.
Deleting text in Word 2003 (XP) requires 3-clicks of the all detele buttons (Delete, <--Backspace, right delete on number pad). Click 1) brings up "Delete Block? No (Yes)." Click 2) does nothing. Click 3) removes text. How can I stop this automatic function?????? Thanks for any help.Tools | Options | General: clear the check boxes for both items that refer to WordPerfect.
I am trying to use Office Live and have updated and have the automatic save to and open from Office Live on my Word program. When I go to save or open it always goes back to files on my computer hard drive.How/Where did you set your options open and save from Office Live Workspace? What application are you using? What version?
In Microsoft Word 2003, under Edit menu and then click on Links, the automatic update check box is grey-out (it can not be selected). How can I make the automatic update check box available. I want to automatic update fields instantly after entering data or text in field. CustomerHi Customer, I suspect the issue you're having is that the document: . is not linked to an external file; and/or . is protected for forms. If you want the results of an updated formfield to automatically update a cross-reference elsewhere in the document, you need to set that formfield's
external document is not automatically updated to the right one for that record. It was working a few weeks ago, I assume before the upgrade to SP2, but I don't know that exactly. If I go to the Menu Edit and then Links the Update Method is set as Manual for each of the links. But the two options "Automatic update" and "manual update" are both grey, so not usable. Can anyone tell me how I can fix that problem, is it a common mistake. At least if I print out the document, it's the right external document inserted, as I ticked both "Update fields" and
I attempted to uncheck the buttons described in knowledge base, but it keeps happening! Please help me turn off automatic format options. Perhaps, I messed with my styles.I think you need to give us some more detail. What buttons? What KB article? You might also want to see http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting/TameAutoFormat.htm or http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting/WholeDocumentReformatted.htm
ideas what is happening here? Do I have something set that I don't know about? PattiHave you installed and assigned a default printer driver? -- Terry Farrell - Word MVP http://www.mvps.org/word/ I'm working in a very simple document in Print Layout View. When I get to the end of page 1, Word will not insert an automatic page break. What I type disappears as if going to a new page, but the page count is still 1. If I go to Normal view, I can see what I typed. When I try to print the document, only 1 page prints. I can open a old file and Word will add pages as necessary. Any
While I'm working on a Word document, IE 6.0 is in the background opening a page. How can I stop IE window from becoming active automatically when the page opening is done?This is more of a Windows question but depending on the version of Windows you are using TweakUI has an option to help control this issue. -- Please post all follow-up questions to the newsgroup. Requests for assistance by email can not be acknowledged. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Beth Melton Microsoft Office MVP Word FAQ: http://mvps.org/word TechTrax eZine: http://mousetrax.com/techtrax/ MVP FAQ site: http://mvps.org/
Hi all, Is-it possible, in word XP, to de-activate the automatic spelling mistakes detection for only one named document. Thank-you by advance. KarimI don't think you'll be able to achieve the effect you want. I assume you mean that you want "check spelling as you type" to be turned off whenever that document is opened, but that you want manual spell-checking (F7) to continue to work. The answer to that is no -- the "check spelling as you type&
I created a document in which there is a numbered list, of which I have purposely formatted without the use of Automatic Numbers. When I opened the document after I had saved the revisions/updates, Word then changed my formatting and inserted an "automatic number" on the last number of a list in the document. Why does Word 2003 do this? I do not want Automatic Numbering in my document as it doesn't import properly into another program we are using. What can I do? Is this a bug in Word?Please see http://word.mvps.org/faqs/formatting/TameAutoFormat.htm
worked. I have also found the Normal.dot file and erased the XXXX.doc file name in the properties dialog and saved the Normal.dot file, but that hasn't worked either. I've tried to run the Word 2002 Support Template - Troubleshoot Utility, but it doesn't run on my computer. I'd appreciate your suggestions.The text Word picks up for the filename is the Title property. If you opened Normal.dot, cleared that field, and saved Normal.dot, it should not be suggesting a filename other than the first text in the doc.Surprise, Surprise! I tried your suggestion one more time and
Could someone help with automatic spell checker not working in Word 2007. No matter what I do the spell checker doesn't want to work. I have downloaded the latest updates with no luck. I have followed the various suggestions such as selecting the text and then unchecking the "do not check spelling grammar" box in Set Language box. I did get an error once that stated something like spell checker doesn't work with English (UK) get in touch with reseller or check Microsoft Office site.See http://sbarnhill.mvps.org/WordFAQs/MasterSpellCheck.htm.
Automatic formatting seems to effect 1/2 only, not other fractions such as 1/3 or 2/3. Does anyone know the answer?http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting/CreateFraction.htm http://www.gmayor.com/createfraction.htm http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/periodic/period00/intellisense.htm -- Charles Kenyon Word New User FAQ & Web Directory: http://addbalance.com/word Intermediate User's Guide to Microsoft Word (supplemented version of Microsoft's Legal Users' Guide) http://addbalance.com/usersguide See also the MVP FAQ: http://www.mvps.org/word which is awesome!
How to hibernate my system / computer at times of emergencies ?Well this is a Word newsgroup and you are asking a windows question. It is also difficult to answer because we don't know what type of computer you have - desktop, laptop, Mac, Windows, Linux? Also, what do you consider an emergency?
Excel Links Using Word 2007 SP2 and Excel 2007 SP2: When opening a document with links to Excel spreadsheets, Word opens very slow. (we have the "Update automatic links at open" unchecked) Also the Excel links are opening when opening Word. This is causing some long delays opening the sections. it is been bugged. it is been bugged. I am not sure of its current status, but as Word 2010 is under development now, I do not expect it will be fixed. -- Terry Farrell - MSWord MVP Word docx opens slowly when it has Excel links The problem noted previously in this thread
program in the mode that it was originally placed on the computer.You mean it works in Safe Mode. This confirms that you MUST have an addin screwing up Word. See these instructions for locating all of Word's add-ins: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/assistance and it then restart word. Any help???????Solved! Terry was right. I took out an add-in regarding automatic generation of requirement models in PowerDesigner from Word. I didn't install this add-in, it was either an automatic update or it was PowerDesigner. To solve it: - Press the "Office Buton"
I using Windows Office Word 2007. Often when I'm typing a document the cursor automatically shifts from where I'm typing to another place in the document where I've previously typed. For example, I might be typing "the quick brown fox jumped the log" and while I'm typing, say, "fox", the cursor will jump to the middle of a sentence previously typed on that page. Has anyone else had this problem and, if so, can you tell me how to correct the problem?Laptop? Turn off the touchpad or reduce its sensitivity.