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I have same issue.

 
 
nick.walker@med.monash.edu.au
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      05-15-2007
Hi here is my detailed report:

We are the Australian and New Zealand distributors for Stata
(Serial number: 81990511079) . A customer (*1990516216-N54 (52
Windows, 2 Windows 64)) rang to say that he is having trouble with
Stata 9 , the 64 bit version : Use XP Windows 64 Pro fully patched.
Computer has 4 Gb of RAM and is dual core. Stata's memory is set at 2
Gb or 1 Gb makes no difference.



The Problem:

Turns computer on and runs Stata, not a problem.

Turns computer on and loads Stata (Stata idle - not running any
command) and starts up MS Word.


Problem - Word runs fine.
But when you type into the command window in STATA it lags. ie you can
type faster than the characters appear on the screen.


When word 2003 is closed you can now type at normal speed in the STATA
command window.

Open word, STATA slows down, close word STATA, speeds up etc.... So if
the user is happy to close MSWord 2003 when they want to use STATA no
problems.
BUT of course as MSWord is so useful ie it has tables that the user
must have etc... the user tells me they must have word open at the
same time. Which is reasonable.
I may try to install Open Office, or some alternate, as the user may
be able to use Open Office's word processor as a substitute, as it can
handle tables etc.... But I do not know how it will work in a 64 Bit
version of Windows XP pro.
We tried MS Word pad and that worked ok, ie did not cause STATA to
slow down, but as it does not handle tables it is not a satisfactory
work around.


Also when word 2003 was open one more effect was observed.


When you hold down the left or right mouse button and for example try
to drag an icon around on the desktop the mouse pointer lags. ie the
Operating system is giving it fewer time slices, I assume.


If you do not hold down the left or right mouse button the mouse
pointer moves around the desktop at normal speed, and the mouse can
execute a double click, for example to run a program normally.
Strange.

As soon as word is closed this strange behavior stops, as soon as it
is opened again it starts.


Summary:

It seems something about the 32bit version of word 2003 causes these
problems:

1.) STATA command window typing lagging (also in DO editor, and
elsewhere ie highlighting sections of the output/ results screen/
window)
2.) Right or left mouse holding lagging. ie right or left click and
hold over an icon on the desktop and try to drag it around lags.


I assume: Lagging means the CPU is not giving enough time slices to
the processes concerned.



Close word problem goes away.


Discussion points: We are of course running the 32 bit version of word
2003 in a 64 Bit Operating system.
Have tested Excel 2003 / Power Point 2003 / Internet Explorer / SPSS
no problems. 32 Bit version no 14.


Only word seems to cause any problems.

 
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nick.walker@med.monash.edu.au
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      05-16-2007
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http://www.velocityreviews.com/forums/(E-Mail Removed) wrote:
> Hi here is my detailed report:
>
> We are the Australian and New Zealand distributors for Stata
> (Serial number: 81990511079) . A customer (*1990516216-N54 (52
> Windows, 2 Windows 64)) rang to say that he is having trouble with
> Stata 9 , the 64 bit version : Use XP Windows 64 Pro fully patched.
> Computer has 4 Gb of RAM and is dual core. Stata's memory is set at 2
> Gb or 1 Gb makes no difference.
>
>
>
> The Problem:
>
> Turns computer on and runs Stata, not a problem.
>
> Turns computer on and loads Stata (Stata idle - not running any
> command) and starts up MS Word.
>
>
> Problem - Word runs fine.
> But when you type into the command window in STATA it lags. ie you can
> type faster than the characters appear on the screen.
>
>
> When word 2003 is closed you can now type at normal speed in the STATA
> command window.
>
> Open word, STATA slows down, close word STATA, speeds up etc.... So if
> the user is happy to close MSWord 2003 when they want to use STATA no
> problems.
> BUT of course as MSWord is so useful ie it has tables that the user
> must have etc... the user tells me they must have word open at the
> same time. Which is reasonable.
> I may try to install Open Office, or some alternate, as the user may
> be able to use Open Office's word processor as a substitute, as it can
> handle tables etc.... But I do not know how it will work in a 64 Bit
> version of Windows XP pro.
> We tried MS Word pad and that worked ok, ie did not cause STATA to
> slow down, but as it does not handle tables it is not a satisfactory
> work around.
>
>
> Also when word 2003 was open one more effect was observed.
>
>
> When you hold down the left or right mouse button and for example try
> to drag an icon around on the desktop the mouse pointer lags. ie the
> Operating system is giving it fewer time slices, I assume.
>
>
> If you do not hold down the left or right mouse button the mouse
> pointer moves around the desktop at normal speed, and the mouse can
> execute a double click, for example to run a program normally.
> Strange.
>
> As soon as word is closed this strange behavior stops, as soon as it
> is opened again it starts.
>
>
> Summary:
>
> It seems something about the 32bit version of word 2003 causes these
> problems:
>
> 1.) STATA command window typing lagging (also in DO editor, and
> elsewhere ie highlighting sections of the output/ results screen/
> window)
> 2.) Right or left mouse holding lagging. ie right or left click and
> hold over an icon on the desktop and try to drag it around lags.
>
>
> I assume: Lagging means the CPU is not giving enough time slices to
> the processes concerned.
>
>
>
> Close word problem goes away.
>
>
> Discussion points: We are of course running the 32 bit version of word
> 2003 in a 64 Bit Operating system.
> Have tested Excel 2003 / Power Point 2003 / Internet Explorer / SPSS
> no problems. 32 Bit version no 14.
>
>
> Only word seems to cause any problems.


 
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      05-16-2007

<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Hi here is my detailed report:
>
> We are the Australian and New Zealand distributors for Stata
> (Serial number: 81990511079) . A customer (*1990516216-N54 (52
> Windows, 2 Windows 64)) rang to say that he is having trouble with
> Stata 9 , the 64 bit version : Use XP Windows 64 Pro fully patched.
> Computer has 4 Gb of RAM and is dual core. Stata's memory is set at 2
> Gb or 1 Gb makes no difference.
>
>
>
> The Problem:
>
> Turns computer on and runs Stata, not a problem.
>
> Turns computer on and loads Stata (Stata idle - not running any
> command) and starts up MS Word.
>
>
> Problem - Word runs fine.
> But when you type into the command window in STATA it lags. ie you can
> type faster than the characters appear on the screen.
>

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Does Word 2003 misbehave in any way if you are not running Stata?




 
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