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A Microsoft Word 2002 Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) routine that steps through the Paragraphs collection of a document runs slower then expected when a mail merge data source is attached to the document.
Service Pack Information
This problem is corrected in Office XP Service Pack 3.To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Office XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
307841 How to obtain the latest Office XP Service Pack
How to Obtain the Hotfix
This issue is fixed in the Word 2002 Post-Service Pack 2 Hotfix Package June 20, 2003. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
822865 Availability of the Word 2002 Post-Service Pack 2 Hotfix Package: June 20, 2003
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Microsoft Word 2002. This problem was first corrected in Office XP Service Pack 3.