As explained by Michael Alexander, author of several books on business analysis with Access and Excel, in Excel Trick’s Ankit Kaul mentions how blank rows can make your life painful if, for example, you’re planning to import an Excel worksheet into other applications, such as Access.
The main point is: you want to be able to delete blank rows or rows that have blank cells quickly and easily. There are several ways to create a macro that deletes blank rows or rows with blanks cells.
The functionality depends on Word, not on the Automation client.
The following macro lines will, respectively, turn off screen updating and then turn it back on in a VBA macro.
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 can verify this by launching Word the old-fashioned way and opening File1 at the bottom of the File menu after running the sample code.
Although it would be difficult to do an exhaustive test, in theory this should work from any Automation client-Visual Basic, Excel, Power Point, or any other.