Quite simply, the General tab of the Options dialog box is where Word collects the options that don't fit anywhere else. You can see its default settings in Figure 28.29.
Background Repagination. This option controls whether Word keeps track of page numbering continuously while you work. By default, it does. Like all of Word's automatic, on-the-fly features, this one takes a little bit of processing power. So if you're finding that Word 2000 runs too slowly on your computer, you might try turning off Background Repagination.
Background Pagination is always on in Print Layout view; otherwise, how could Word show true page layouts?
If your computer is running Word too slowly, try working more in Normal view and less ...