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Jeff
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 7:50 pm    Post subject: Word 2007 slow to load documents
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Word has suddenly become very slow at loading documents. A simple one page
document takes about a minute to open. It seems to work fine once the
document is open. Can anyone help?

Thanks
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Herb Tyson [MVP]
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 11:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Word 2007 slow to load documents [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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How are you opening the file(s)? Are you opening from within Word, or are
you double-clicking in Windows Explorer?

Is the document located on the same computer, or is it on a network server?
If the latter, then perhaps there is a network problem.

If the former... does the problem go away when you reboot?

If not... what happens if you start Word in safe mode (hold Ctrl as Word is
opening, and click Yes to starting in safe mode)? Do the same document still
open slowly?

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"Jeff" wrote in message

> Word has suddenly become very slow at loading documents. A simple one page
> document takes about a minute to open. It seems to work fine once the
> document is open. Can anyone help?
>
> Thanks
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Jeff
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 11:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Word 2007 slow to load documents [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Herb

Thanks for the response. This has been occuring for a couple of days now and
appears not to be related to how I open the document, what the document
contains or any change I have made to the computer.

Strange thing is it appears to have corrected itself just now. Don't know
why but there you go, all better I think.

"Herb Tyson [MVP]" wrote:

> How are you opening the file(s)? Are you opening from within Word, or are
> you double-clicking in Windows Explorer?
>
> Is the document located on the same computer, or is it on a network server?
> If the latter, then perhaps there is a network problem.
>
> If the former... does the problem go away when you reboot?
>
> If not... what happens if you start Word in safe mode (hold Ctrl as Word is
> opening, and click Yes to starting in safe mode)? Do the same document still
> open slowly?
>
> --
> Herb Tyson MS MVP
> Author of the Word 2007 Bible
> Blog: http://word2007bible.herbtyson.com
> Web: http://www.herbtyson.com
>
>
> "Jeff" wrote in message
>
> > Word has suddenly become very slow at loading documents. A simple one page
> > document takes about a minute to open. It seems to work fine once the
> > document is open. Can anyone help?
> >
> > Thanks
>
>
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Herb Tyson [MVP]
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 12:34 am    Post subject: Re: Word 2007 slow to load documents [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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This happens all the time. Sometimes I just show up, and problems disappear.
Wink

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Herb Tyson MS MVP
Author of the Word 2007 Bible
Blog: http://word2007bible.herbtyson.com
Web: http://www.herbtyson.com


"Jeff" wrote in message

> Herb
>
> Thanks for the response. This has been occuring for a couple of days now
> and
> appears not to be related to how I open the document, what the document
> contains or any change I have made to the computer.
>
> Strange thing is it appears to have corrected itself just now. Don't know
> why but there you go, all better I think.
>
> "Herb Tyson [MVP]" wrote:
>
>> How are you opening the file(s)? Are you opening from within Word, or are
>> you double-clicking in Windows Explorer?
>>
>> Is the document located on the same computer, or is it on a network
>> server?
>> If the latter, then perhaps there is a network problem.
>>
>> If the former... does the problem go away when you reboot?
>>
>> If not... what happens if you start Word in safe mode (hold Ctrl as Word
>> is
>> opening, and click Yes to starting in safe mode)? Do the same document
>> still
>> open slowly?
>>
>> --
>> Herb Tyson MS MVP
>> Author of the Word 2007 Bible
>> Blog: http://word2007bible.herbtyson.com
>> Web: http://www.herbtyson.com
>>
>>
>> "Jeff" wrote in message
>>
>> > Word has suddenly become very slow at loading documents. A simple one
>> > page
>> > document takes about a minute to open. It seems to work fine once the
>> > document is open. Can anyone help?
>> >
>> > Thanks
>>
>>
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smetz



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 2:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Word 2007 slow to load documents [Login to view extended thread Info.]

I notice that your advice to Jeff included opening Word in safe mode to see if that made documents open faster. That turned out to be good advice for me, as it made my docs open much faster. I also have a problem when I move between open Word docs - it takes a few seconds to move from (open) doc to doc, giving me the dreaded hourglass. In safe mode, all is well, I can open new docs and move among open docs almost instantly, as it had been on my computer until recently.

So, Safe Mode helps--but what to do next (short of always running Word in safe mode)?
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billk



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 7:11 pm    Post subject: [Login to view extended thread Info.]

I had a similar problem, word was opening documents very slow, but all other office apps were normal. The problem i found was the default printer was causing the issue. When it was set to the network printer that was the default all word documents opened slowly, but when I selected a local printer as the default the problem went away. Give it a shot.
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