KNOWN ISSUE: Winword.exe causing high CPU utilization when Lookup option is being used

Article:TECH47219  |  Created: 2009-11-24  |  Updated: 2009-11-24  |  Article URL
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If you type something in a Word document and then highlight the text, right click on the text and select "Lookup", winword.exe takes about 50 % CPU on a 
dual core processor and 90% + in a single processor and it could take around 30 + seconds until the right Research pane opens. 
If we do the same process on a machine where MS-Office 2003 is install on the base the whole process to open the research pane takes around 3 to 5 seconds.


SWV 6.1
Windows 7 and XP

MS-Office 2003 SP3


it appears that a large number of keys being created/enumerated every time this command is run.


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