Office 2013 Performance Issues in VMware Fusion 6

I was experiencing some issues running Office 2013 64-bit inside a Windows 7 64-bit VM in VMware Fusion 6.  In particular Word crashing more than Word in Office for Mac (which is saying something) and Excel barely usable, crashing often less than a couple of minutes after being started.

Some research led me to this VMware Communities post and other similar suggestions around turning on Disable hardware graphics acceleration and turning off Use subpixel positioning to smooth fonts on screen. I made those changes and the improvement was drastic (particularly so for Disable hardware graphics acceleration) - no crashes in either application since making the change (most of the rest of the day, compared to crashing every few minutes) and hopefully going to stay that way.