I have win xp. The problem with word 2003 usually starts occuring in couple of months of flowless operation. Then for whatever reason, word starts taking more then 1 minute to open. I know it has to do with macros, because if I remove word template files from c:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOFFICE11STARTUP problem disappears because there are no macros to load by default when opening word file. If I add even a simple code to vba like: msgbox "Hello World", the problem is back. I also noticed that when word file with macros opens up there are two instances of unresponding word application in the task manager, though only one winword.exe process. After a while file eventaully opens up and one word application disappears. I spent numerous hours to troubleshoot this problem to no avail. I uninstalled word completely, removed all the templates from startup folder, deleted normal.dot, tried different users on the same pc and nothing helps. Really frastrated.
Windows XP Professional SP3, MS Word 2003 SP3
September 2, 2011 5:26 PM
March 31, 2012 5:10 PM