You might suspect that your system is slow but in fact, Word is spending your precious processor cycles on spell-checking and grammar-checking. Repagination can wait until squiggly underlines of both colors have been applied.
If your need for repagination is transitory, try one of the following:
Ctrl+Endto go to the end of the document.
View > Print Layoutto force repagination, and give Word a moment or two to comply.
Shift+F5to return to your last edit in the document.
Add Repaginate Command to Ribbon
If you need to force repagination on a regular basis, add the
Repaginate command to a convenient keyboard shortcut or ribbon, as described here:
File > Optionsto open the Word Options dialog box
- Click the
Customize Ribbonfrom the left pane.
- Click “
Commands Not in the Ribbon” in the “Choose commands from” list.
- Add the
Repaginatecommand from the left-hand list to the Tab on which you want it to appear. For example, add it to the
Note: Before adding the Repaginate command on a Tab, you must create a new group by clicking the
- Close the Word Options dialog box.
The next time you exit Word, save your Normal template if Word prompts you to do so. Read more on Customize Ribbon tutorial.