Microsoft Word Sluggishness Issue Fixed by Running Com Registration Fixing Tool

David Goldfield

Hi. In a previous message I wrote about my frustration regarding noticeable sluggishness when navigating character by character in a Microsoft Word document.

In yet another thread I wrote a workaround responding to someone who indicated that sometimes NVDA did not respond properly when first opening a Word document. At one point Quentin commented and recommended running the Com Registration Fixing Tool from the NVDA Tools menu. He said that he wasn't sure if doing this would correct the problem but he encouraged people to at least try it. I remembered this and decided to run the tool. Amazingly, both of the above mentioned issues are fixed, at least on my machine.

1. Cursor responsiveness while navigating in Word is just about the same as when navigating in another word processor, such as Jarte.

2. NVDA now focuses properly in the document window when I open Word.

I am extremely pleased and just wanted to report this.

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

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