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  • Hi,

    we are developping Word addins in VBA and VB.NET that heavily operate on Word documents. We measured a significant performance loss with Word 2013, especially when accessing styles, revisions, or running over all paragraphs. Word 2013 is between factor 8 and 50 slower than Word 2007.

    We were given the information that performance is getting significantly better again when

    - switching to Draft view

    - deactivating the Zoom slider for the user.

    While the first can be done programmatically, the second only takes effect when manipulating the HKEY_CURRENT_USER registry; and we cannot force the user to deactivate this.

    Would anyone have some idea on

    - how to deactivate the Zoom slider programmatically, and

    - how to increase performance of Word 2013 again such that it comes closer to previous Word versions?

    Thursday, February 13, 2014 8:35 AM