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Slow typing in Outlook / Word 2007

I know messages have been made about this in the past, but none of the
solutions that I've come across have yet helped me. My symptom is slow
typing: as I edit a message in Outlook 2007 or Word 2007, it often
takes half a second or so for the letters to appear on my screen after
I type them. I'm a fairly rapid typer, so this lack of feedback leads
to a lot of misspellings and wasted time as I go back to correct
mistakes.

So far I have tried uninstalling "outlookaddin.dll", but it wasn't
found in my add/remove programs list. I've also disabled all of the
COM add-ins from the Trust Center. The problem has remained the same.
Currently I am opening drafts in Outlook, saving them, then opening
them up in outlook web access in Firefox just so that I can write them
without going crazy. I have only been using this computer for a week
(new company), so I doubt my .pst file is very large.

Googling for "outlook slow typing" leads to numerous pages and posts
going back to when the product first came out. (E.g.
http://www.microsoftweblog.com/2007/03/29/is-office-2007-too -slow-for-you/
) Has there been any work going into solving this issue? I doubt I
will be able to convince my IT manager to revert me to Office 2003,
but Office 2007 is barely usable in the state that it's in; I spend
just as much time fixing typos as I do actually typing.

Any suggestions would be helpful...


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I recently purchased a new computer. Vista OS. Also Office 2007. I noticed
that as I typed in Outlook 2007 (email) the cursor could not keep up to my
slow speed of typing. However when I was just typing in Word, I did not have
that problem. It appears that something is slowing down my actions while in
Outlook 2007.

Has anyone else noticed this? I uninstalled my Norton Utilities and that
did not solve the problem...

Thanks in advance.,
Frank

Typing an e-mail in Oulook 2007 is extremely slow. I am typing faster than
the words are appearing. This is only in Outlook. Word 2007 is fine.

Typing an e-mail in Oulook 2007 is extremely slow. I am typing faster than
the words are appearing. This is only in Outlook. Word 2007 is fine.

While typing in outlook 2007, the cursor will disappear most of the time and
blinks on every few letters. (I'm not talking about automatically hiding the
mouse cursor/pointer while tying, which is available in the Mouse visibility
options). I mean the text cursor. This behavior also appears using the
print view in Word 2007 (in the draft view the cursor is visible while
typing). Most other applications including MS apps (and office 2003) do not
behave this way.

The most obvious way to show the behavior is to hold the space bar while
typing an email in outlook 2007. You will see the cursor only shows up every
few spaces and seems to jump a bit across the screen as the spaces repeat.
The disappearing cursor is just an annoyance, but since I look at the screen
while typing, I just find that the different appearance of the cursor causes
me to type much slower and make more mistakes (the cursor disappears while
backspacing too, so it is harder to see if you have moved back to the correct
point where you made an error you would like to correct)

Is there a way to change this setting so the cursor appears continuously and
static while typing in either Outlook 2007's email editor or the Word 2007
print view.?

Sometimes when I’m typing in Outlook 2007, the Ruler bar inexplicably appears and my typing is largely ignored. I don’t touch type so typically what happens is I’ll type a block of text and then look at the screen to see if it’s OK. Sometimes, when I look at the screen, I see that the ruler bar has appeared and either of the following may occur:

My words gradually appear, very slowly. One character appears every couple of seconds and then eventually, everything I previously typed, appears on the screen.
Or, everything appears on the screen but loads of characters are missing. For example, the previous statement might appear similar to the following on the screen:
“Orerygp o sen adrtesre misng.”

When the problem occurs, there’s nothing in task manager to indicate any issues. It’s a very powerful system (an HP with an Intel quad core, and 8 GB RAM running Windows 7 x64 Enterprise).

The problem only ever happens in Outlook – never in any other program.

Any suggestions?

thanks,

Darryl

While typing in outlook 2007, the cursor will disappear most of the time and
blinks on every few letters. (I'm not talking about automatically hiding the
mouse cursor/pointer while tying, which is available in the Mouse visibility
options). I mean the text cursor. This behavior also appears using the
print view in Word 2007 (in the draft view the cursor is visible while
typing). Most other applications including MS apps (and office 2003) do not
behave this way.

The most obvious way to show the behavior is to hold the space bar while
typing an email in outlook 2007. You will see the cursor only shows up every
few spaces and seems to jump a bit across the screen as the spaces repeat.
The disappearing cursor is just an annoyance, but since I look at the screen
while typing, I just find that the different appearance of the cursor causes
me to type much slower and make more mistakes (the cursor disappears while
backspacing too, so it is harder to see if you have moved back to the correct
point where you made an error you would like to correct)

Is there a way to change this setting so the cursor appears continuously and
static while typing in either Outlook 2007's email editor or the Word 2007
print view.?

Also, even through RibbonX and programming the ability to customize the
Ribbon is severely limited.

Mike

"Roady [MVP]" wrote in
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> http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/ms406046.aspx
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> Anyone know or have suggestions on how to customize which items & the
> number
> of items displayed in the Ribbon Toolbar in Outlook and in Word, 2007 Beta
> 2?
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>
>

I've read previous posts regarding "missing" Autotext functionality in
Outlook & Word 2007.

I use Autocorrect (not Autotext) because my list of entries is long, in
addition to each entry being many paragraphs. It's just a lot easier than
Autotext for what I do, but I absolutely need the SAME Autocorrect
functionality in both Word and Outlook.

In Word 2007, I tried loading my old normal.dot template, and although it
did "load" my autocorrect entries did not resurrect. (This process
supposedly reloads your Autotext entries into building blocks under Quick
Parts, but since I don't use Autotext entries, I can't say...)

This is a BIG problem for me. If I have to recreate the Autocorrect entries
in Word 2007, I guess I can live with that.

But, in Outlook 2007, having to select from a huge drop-down list with Quick
Parts in Outlook will be extremely cumbersome for me. Cumbersome enough that
I will not upgrade to Office 2007 at all.

I don't want to have to maintain 2 complete sets of autocorrect entries --
one that would be for Word 2007 under normal.dotm and my original normal.dot
for my older version of Outlook. Then again, if I used Word as my default
editor in my older version of Outlook, which version of Word would get
loaded? I don't even know if that's feasible...)

I guess this difference has something to do with the fact that you can no
longer select Word as your default email editor in Outlook? Hey, Developer
guys, did we forget to "hook up" Word and Outlook??? 2007 is supposed to be
the epitomy of integration, after all. :-)

The last posts I could find on this subject were several months old.
Someone PLEASE tell me that Microsoft is going to re-integrate Word and
Outlook in this very basic (and for me VERY necessary) way!

Additionally, how can I import my Autocorrect entries without having to
re-enter them? (BTW, I am aware of the old "support.dot" that allows you to
export your existing autocorrect entries. However, it is a known bug that
each time you have a paragraph break in any single autocorrect entry, the app
creates a new record for each paragraph, and the whole file gets messed up.
It's easier for me to re-create them than to try and clean up the entire file
and attempt to re-import...)

Other than that, I love everything else about Office 2007!

Thank you!
--
J. Raines

Hi,

I've recently run into an odd thing in Outlook 2003. When I go to type a
new message in the message body there seems to be a huge delay from when I
type something on my keyboard to when it shows on the screen. Typing in the
subject area is fine, and even using the backspace key to delete characters
operates as normal. Just typing new text in the message body area seems
affected.

What i've tried so far is archiving a bunch of my older messages and
compacting the pst file. No luck.

What can be causing this, and how can I fix it?

Thanks!

Hi there,

I have as client that complains his cursor jumps while typing in Outlook and
Word. Initially I thought that he might be pressing a wrong key by chance but
I checked it myself. I does not jump to a specific position but to any
position where he already typed. Has anyone experienced this or know about a
fix? I would appreciate it if you can help.
--
Manie Verster
Computer Programmer
Johannesburg
South Africa

Hi,

I've recently run into an odd thing in Outlook 2003. When I go to type a
new message in the message body there seems to be a huge delay from when I
type something on my keyboard to when it shows on the screen. Typing in the
subject area is fine, and even using the backspace key to delete characters
operates as normal. Just typing new text in the message body area seems
affected.

What i've tried so far is archiving a bunch of my older messages and
compacting the pst file. No luck.

What can be causing this, and how can I fix it?

Thanks!

Hi there,

I have as client that complains his cursor jumps while typing in Outlook and
Word. Initially I thought that he might be pressing a wrong key by chance but
I checked it myself. I does not jump to a specific position but to any
position where he already typed. Has anyone experienced this or know about a
fix? I would appreciate it if you can help.
--
Manie Verster
Computer Programmer
Johannesburg
South Africa

XPSP2 and Outlook 2000. Applying MS KB931768 caused delay indisplay of typing
in Outlook and removal fixed problem. This problem returned when MS KB933566
was applied and again the removal of this update fixed the problem.
Is there a solution other than operating without these security patches?

I apparently hit a certain combination of keys on my keyboard and now
everything I type in Outlook is in different characters. Any thoughts on how
to change back? Its only in Outlook no other Office products!

When I select more than 2 or more messages that have attachments in Outlook
2003 & 2007 the first message and attachment may print correctly but the rest
don't. How can I fix this? Thanks for any replies

How do you compress weekend days in Outlook calendar 2007?
It was so easy in 2003. Did they eliminate it?

Some years ago I somehow managed to configure the text [font., color, size.]
of any and all text that displayed a URL address typed in Outlook. It could
have been before 2002 was released, such as a previous version. I don't have
a clue how or where that configuration was accomplished. Now I'd like to
stop the purple italics in a large size. It's really awful looking.
Any help is greatly appreciated.

Hi,

I made a shared add-in for Word 2007 (adding a button on the ribbon) and
when I install it on a non developpement machine (with every PIA, framework,
etc...) I don't see the add-in, even if it is strong signed and with
fulltrust.

But on my developpement machine everything works just fine.

I'm out of ideas...

Thanks

Some years ago I somehow managed to configure the text [font., color, size.]
of any and all text that displayed a URL address typed in Outlook. It could
have been before 2002 was released, such as a previous version. I don't have
a clue how or where that configuration was accomplished. Now I'd like to
stop the purple italics in a large size. It's really awful looking.
Any help is greatly appreciated.

I recently upgraded from Office 2003 to Office 2007. I'm runnning Vista
Business. When I start a new e-mail in Outlook 2007, as I would type the
date, the application used to offer to complete it for me. For example, I
type "July " and I'm prompted with a ballon that says "July 8, 2007 (Press
Enter to Insert)", and upon hitting the Enter key, the date inserts. It
functions that way, which is the way I want, in Word 2007 but not Outlook
2007. I've spent a couple hours on it now.... help! Thanks.

I have a user who types in Outlook 2007 using XP PRO and the multi-
language proofing tools 2007.
He has been using this combo of applications for some time, but very
recently this problem started.

When he is typing in the body, the keyboard will stop moving
forward...you can't wait it out...it won't go - he does this little
backspace, space combo and it will work again for a few more
characters - it is quite inconsistent - works for a while then stops -
will work again in a new paragraph - but maybe not...

I re-imaged the entire machine after trying many other things and *the
problem persists.* All updates are on the machine.

It does not happen in the header area or in appointments, only in the
body when he is drafting a message. It Never happens in English -
only in Cyrillic type-set (Russian) or also in other type-sets - we
tried Greek - it did the same thing.

It also happens regardless of changing the text to plain text, HTML,
or RTF?.
It also does not matter which email editor you have chosen...

Has anyone in the world besides us experienced this? His work around
right now is to type it in WORD and paste it into the body of the
message.

Please help!

I have a user who types in Outlook 2007 using XP PRO and the multi-
language proofing tools 2007.
He has been using this combo of applications for some time, but very
recently this problem started.

When he is typing in the body, the keyboard will stop moving
forward...you can't wait it out...it won't go - he does this little
backspace, space combo and it will work again for a few more
characters - it is quite inconsistent - works for a while then stops -
will work again in a new paragraph - but maybe not...

I re-imaged the entire machine after trying many other things and *the
problem persists.* All updates are on the machine.

It does not happen in the header area or in appointments, only in the
body when he is drafting a message. It Never happens in English -
only in Cyrillic type-set (Russian) or also in other type-sets - we
tried Greek - it did the same thing.

It also happens regardless of changing the text to plain text, HTML,
or RTF?.
It also does not matter which email editor you have chosen...

Has anyone in the world besides us experienced this? His work around
right now is to type it in WORD and paste it into the body of the
message.

Please help!

Seems like everyone wants to save emails as MS word docs but I want to do the
opposite. I prefer the easy segregation of outlook and would like to store
MS Word and other doc types in Outlook Folders.
Beside creating an email and attaching a file how can I just have a .pdf or
..doc exist as a file (not email) in an outlook 2003 email folder.

When I am typing in outlook 2007 the text is slower than my typing. Why? Is
there any way how to correct this?


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