If Word is freezing and slow remove the following updates by following the instructions below(if this is an Evangel owned machine the Help desk will have to uninstall it for you, as you don't have administrative rights):
Open Windows Update
Select View update History along the left hand side
Select Installed Updates toward the top of the window
Search for the KB numbers in the top right corner
(use the full string of characters including KB)
Select Uninstall and give administrator credentials.