When inserting text from Microsoft Word, or even copying and pasting within PM 6.5.1, it takes 10 seconds for each insert transaction to finish. During the 10 seconds I am frozen out of doing anything in PM. I'm working on a magazine deadline and this has never happened to me before. I tried scanning my computer for viruses, but it came up clean. PLEASE HELP!!! What can be causing this? I'm ready to pull my hair out!!
Thanks for any assistance,
What version of Word?
Anything later than Word 97 is going to be a crapshoot with anything as old as PM 6.5.
In addtion to Bob's and Buko's comments, "place" your text into PM, and use another format such as RTF or, preferably in IMO, TXT.
Word files are full of junk and try as it might, PM can't filter it all out. You may even find that after successfully pasting, PM runs slowly anyway as the Colour and Style palettes full of unwanted MS stuff.
The long term answer is move on to InDesign.
Iechyd da! John
20:50 17/08/2009 BST