If you have graphics in your document, you will probably notice that it takes longer to scroll through it than it does a document without graphics. This is because each graphic has to be loaded and displayed. The process requires additional memory and, as a result, can significantly slow down browsing.
If you want to speed up browsing in a document that has graphics, you can hide them by completing the steps listed below.
- From the Tools menu within Word, click Options.
- Click the View tab.
- Under the Show section, click Picture placeholders. This way only the outline of any clipart and imported graphics will be displayed.
- Under the Print and Web Layout section, clear the Drawings option. This will hide any graphics you have created using the drawing tools.
- Click OK.