Computer runs slowly when you use handwriting recognition and speech recognition components in Office XP programs

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SYMPTOMS
When you use the Office XP handwriting recognition and speech recognition components, you may notice that the computer runs more slowly than expected.
CAUSE
This issue may occur if the computer does not meet or exceed the minimum requirements for processor speed and memory. The Office XP handwriting recognition and speech recognition components have the following minimum requirements:
  • Pentium 400 megahertz (MHz) or higher processor.
  • At least 128 megabytes (MB) of RAM.
For more information about system requirements for Office XP, see the Microsoft Office XP Resource Kit at the following Microsoft Web site:
RESOLUTION
Because text services (including handwriting recognition and speech recognition) are already part of Windows XP, Office XP Setup does not install these components on Windows XP. To turn text services on or off, use one of the following methods.

Control Panel

  1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Regional and Language Options.
  3. On the Languages tab, click Details.
  4. Click Language Bar.
  5. To turn text services off, click to select the Turn off advanced text services check box.

    -or-

    To turn text services on, click to clear the Turn off advanced text services check box.
  6. Click OK. If prompted to confirm the change, click Yes or OK. Click OK twice.

Language Bar

  1. Right-click the Language bar, and then click Settings.
  2. Click Language Bar.
  3. To turn text services off, click to select the Turn off advanced text services check box.

    -or-

    To turn text services on, click to clear the Turn off advanced text services check box.
  4. Click OK. If prompted to confirm the change, click Yes or OK. Click OK.
MORE INFORMATION
This issue may also occur on terminal servers running in Application Sharing mode when several users are working with Office applications.
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Article ID: 316768 - Last Review: 02/27/2014 21:11:24 - Revision: 1.4

Microsoft Office XP Standard Edition, Microsoft Office XP Developer Edition, Microsoft Office XP Professional, Microsoft Office XP Professional with FrontPage, Microsoft Office XP Small Business Edition, the operating system: Microsoft Windows XP

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