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Old 04-04-2011, 05:34 PM
HAWJOHN HAWJOHN is offline Windows Vista Office 2003
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Default Word 2003 slow to open/close

When opening a word 2003 document, it takes just over 20 seconds to open. It is slow in closing. I have a Dell with a Windows Vista.

Once one document is open, I can open a second and subsequent documents in about a second. I can also close all documents in about a second, except the last one that takes about 20 seconds or longer.
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Old 04-05-2011, 06:47 AM
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Hi Hawjohn,

Have you tried repairing Word (Help|Detect & Repair)?

I'd suggest running Task Manager's Process Monitor while starting Word to see if there is some other process that's taking up a lot of CPU time while Word starts.

Also, if you've installed/updated any addins lately, they might be contributing to the delay, as might your virus scanner.

If the problem persists, try the approaches suggested here: and
for various series of troubleshooting steps that will help you track down (and hopefully solve) the problem.
Paul Edstein
[MS MVP - Word]
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