Microsoft KB Archive/59020

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Article ID: 59020

Article Last Modified on 11/24/2003


  • Microsoft Word 4.0 for Macintosh
  • Microsoft Word 5.0 for Macintosh
  • Microsoft Word 5.1 for Macintosh
  • Microsoft Word 6.0 for Macintosh
  • Microsoft Word 98 for Macintosh

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In a document that has a large amount of formatting, positioning, or graphics, when you type new text at the bottom of a page in page layout view (page view in Word 4.0), the new text may not appear until the screen has time to update. Depending on the complexity and size of the document, this may take several seconds or longer.


To work around this situation, enter or edit text in normal view (galley view in Word 4.0). To work on your document in normal view, click Normal on the View menu (in Word 4.0, click to clear the the mark check from Page View on the Document menu).


During the time the screen is updating, the mouse pointer changes to a watch. Attempting to force repagination in the document while the watch is showing will not speed up the updating process. The screen will be updated automatically as quickly as possible.

Additional query words: monitor refresh

Keywords: kbprb KB59020