Posted 26 June 2011 - 04:49 PM
Macbook Pro 10.6.8, 4 GB RAM [1GB dedicated to VM], Intel Core i7, 340 GB available SATA
Word 2011 for mac, Preview 5.0.3
In both Word 2011 and Preview there will be one or two lines on a page that either appear blank or have only part of the characters displayed - like just the tops or the tops are missing. If I highlight that section, the missing characters appear so I can read that line. Going up or down a screen and then back will also sometimes make the missing line show up. This has been particularly noticeable in Word. In Word a line or several lines will also be duplicated, but the 2nd line(s) won't highlight. It's like a mirage.
If it was just Word, I would attribute it to typical Word glitches, but today it was in Preview also.
I checked activity monitor to see if I could figure out what was going on memory-wise. I have been reading long Word docs and pdf's like printer manuals. On the system memory tab it says swap used: 0 bytes. If I'm not using the HDD as virtual memory, does that mean I'm OK memory-wise?
Any thoughts on how to troubleshoot this?
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