Publisher 2016 extremely slow RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    If we insert large images into publisher, the program starts to hang and is extremely slow when you try and doing anything with the image.

    This is happening on multiple computers, mine, for example is an i7-3770 with 16GB RAM and a 480GB SSD and is still being jerky when moving images. 

    I have tried disabling hardware acceleration and using legacy drag preview to no avail. 

    I have also disabled guides and page navigation to no avail. 

    Is there anything else I can try?

    Wednesday, October 12, 2016 2:52 PM


  • Hi,

    Do you have all available updates installed to the program?

    Does this issue continue if we try to start Publisher in safe mode? Press Windows key + R to open the Run command, type mspub /safe and press Enter.

    In addition, do you have any virus scanner installed? If so, please try temporarily disabling the virus scanner and then check if this issue continues.


    Steve Fan

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    • Proposed as answer by Steve Fan Monday, October 17, 2016 9:24 AM
    • Marked as answer by Steve Fan Friday, October 28, 2016 10:06 AM
    Thursday, October 13, 2016 8:38 AM