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Re: Microsoft Word question


From: Christian Heilmann
Date: Apr 20, 2005 9:35AM

>Maybe on advanced modern computers it works better, but on my 1700 MHz,
>> 256 MB RAM computer, when I occasionally click on the link to a Word or
>> PDF document, my browser freezes for about 15 - 20 seconds, computer
>> does not response to any inputs during this time, I can not even close
>> neither the page nor browser.

That happens on this 2GHZ T40 with 1GB RAM aswell, that is why I
download them by right clicking when the page tells me it is a PDF.

These documents _should_ be downloadable documents anyways, and not
crucial web site content.

It is probably a good idea to loop the documents through a script that
sets an x-application header to force download anyways, as you'd lose
the web site navigation if you open word or pdf documents in the

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