How do I Speed up the Font Display Pulldown?

Summary: A Microsoft Word 2000 performance tweak regarding the fonts.

Normally, when you select a font with the font display pulldown, Microsoft Word 2000 shows examples of the fonts in the pulldown menu. While this can prove to be extremely convenient if you’re just not sure of the right font to use, this feature does take extra processing time. If you change fonts frequently and find this display too slow, there’s a way to have Word stop this.

Click on the “Tools” menu and choose “Customize”. On the multi-tabbed dialog box that follows, select the “Options” tab. Uncheck “List font names in their font” under “Other” and press “Close”.