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MS Office 2003 speed vs. MS Office 2007 speed

Copper Elite Contributor
Posts: 175
Country: USA

MS Office 2003 speed vs. MS Office 2007 speed

Has anyone found that the speed of merging with MS 2003 docs is much faster than MS Office 2007?  I have some large templates I built. They used to run fine and print to the scree fast when I had ACT 6.0 and MS Word 2000.  Ever since I went to 2008 and MS Office 2007, it takes over 5 minutes for some of them to merge. Today, I installed ACT 2008 on a new sales rep. My rep had MS Office 2003.  I template I have that takes over 5 minutes to mail merge to under a minute to merge on his system.  Unless someone knows how to speed up the mail merge with MS 2007, I am going to down grade to MS Office 2003. Any thoughts?

Platinum Elite Contributor
Posts: 6,537
Country: USA

Re: MS Office 2003 speed vs. MS Office 2007 speed

We have not noticed that there is a speed difference in using ACT with Office 2007 vs. 2003.  The issue may be your security settings in Word or machine-specific.  Check your computer's CPU usage from the Task Manager while the merge is happening and see if anything is using a lot of CPU or if your CPU is really high.

Greig Hollister

Note: Effective 6/1/13, Sage no longers provides support for the Act! software. This is now provided by Swiftpage.