You can find a version of this tip for the ribbon interface of Word (Word 2007 and later) here: Turning Off Screen Updating. A VBA add-in to quickly insert any of the sample code found on our site directly into the Visual Basic Editor, save your own frequently used code, and more! To prevent this create a class called Freeze and use it in your form like this: Dim Freeze as New Freeze Freeze.

Application object and replace them with invisibility lines: Notice that you want to put the Word. Visible = True line in an error-handler or in a spot where you know it will be run if something goes awry. (If you do get stuck with an invisible Word in the middle of a crash, you can launch the Task Manager and kill the WINWORD.

EXE process.) How much of a difference does invisibility make?

Word does not need to display itself in order to run.

In the above code, you could omit the lines that create and use the Word.

I don't find Suspend Layout() and Resume Layout() does what you are asking for.

The Lock Windows Update() metioned by moobaa does the trick.

You’re probably aware of how annoying and time-consuming cleaning up data can be.

The New York Times reported that, according to interviews and expert estimates, data scientists “spend from 50 percent to 80 percent of their time mired in this more mundane labor of collecting and preparing unruly digital data”.

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