Improve performance for large documents
I have a Word document with lots of reference material in it, admittedly it is quite large, and if I were starting this document again, I would not use Word. However, it used to work absolutely fine until the business updated to Office 365. It now takes Word about 5 minutes to open the document, during which time the window alternates between blank, black, and showing the initial page of the document.
The document lives on my local disk, in a folder which is managed by OneDrive. The file size is 2.8 MB, and it is currently 353 pages long.
I have tried copying the document to another computer with no OneDrive synchronisation, and the effect is the same. I have also downloaded a copy at home and opened it in Word 2007 - it opens and is ready for editing in 2 seconds!
I am prepared to accept some time penalty for the benefits of cloud functionality, but not five minutes compared to two seconds!
Stephen Gray commented
My current doc is about 975 pages or 6 MB. Many operations are glacially slow including some that have no reason to be slow.