Spinning Beach Ball of Doom
August 24, 2012 11:19 AM Subscribe
Mac Lion Filter: Autosave in Word = GIANT FAIL.
posted by luciddream928 to Computers & Internet (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I have a 2007 Mac with an SSD card so it's really fast. I normally don't have problems with it. Specs (if it matters) are: 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM. Lots of memory. I don't even use 1/2 of it.
Exit Leopard, Enter Lion - now Word for Mac 2010 is an absolute disaster.
I don't always remember to save as I go (though I've recently discovered that losing work lights a fire under my butt). Since my Lion upgrade, Word for Mac has been fickle at best, downright $#!@ at its worst. I've been using special characters and crazy formatting (subscripts, tables, line drawings) for a statistics class, and sometimes it just locks up with the spinning beachball of doom whizzing in the middle of my screen. I have autosave set to save every five minutes, which in reality, saves every zero minutes.
Is it Lion? Is it Word? Word-with-crazy-formatting? Maybe they just don't play nice?