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Word 2003 very slow when opening documents
Posted 05 June 2007 - 05:39 AM
When I open Word from Start Menu, it opens very quickly, without any indication. When I then open any document from within word by clicking the file open button, or File-->Open, it's very quick. However, whenever I double-click the .doc file, it is very very slow. It takes 2-3 minutes to open the document. These documents are simple letters - no macros, no fields, just plain simple letters.
I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling office. I have tried deleting the Normal.dot from the folder \D&S\user\application data\microsoft\templates. I observed that when I delete Normal.dot and opened the document by double-clicking the file, it opens fairly quickly. When I do this, a new Normal.dot is created. Next time when I double click the document, there is the same poor response.
What could be the problem? How do I solve this problem?
Thanks in advance.
Posted 14 June 2007 - 02:15 PM
The last post contained the solution that worked for me - I've copied the material below. I did this for both Word (.DOC) and Excel (.XLS).
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Go to the Control Panel, Folder Options, File Types. Highlight XLS
extension and then click Advanced. Click Open from the list, and then click
Edit. Add "%1" (quotes are needed) to the end of the Application used
string (which will be /e for the Excel XLS extension.) Also uncheck the DDE
box. This strategy resolved my problems for Excel and for Word. I did not
come up with this solution myself...I found it on the Excel 2007 forum and I
have included a copy of that post below. Thanks Starksnet!
23 Jan 2007, 10:48 PM UTC
Re: Excel 2007 SLOW
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This help for me...
When you double click on a excel file in explorer it's just waiting and when
you push the office button at the left top corner it opens, correct?
If this is your problem then you have to add the following to the file types
properties "%1" (also the quotes are necessary)
So open explorer -> Tools -> Folder Options -> File Types
got to the .XL?? extension click Advanced select the bold action -> Edit and
in the box under "Application used..." go to the end and add the "%1" after
so for the .XLSX Extensions Open command this becomes "<Installation
Folder>\Microsoft Office\Office12\EXCEL.EXE" /e "%1"
When it's the new action it should be "<Installation Folder>\EXCEL.EXE /e
Did that for all the default actions of all Excel file types and now it
doesn't give me any problems anymore, didn't tried it yet for the other
applications cause they don't give me problems...
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Edited by intouchtech, 14 June 2007 - 02:16 PM.
Posted 31 August 2007 - 10:18 AM
<snip>When I open Word from Start Menu, it opens very quickly, without any indication. When I then open any document from within word by clicking the file open button, or File-->Open, it's very quick. However, whenever I double-click the .doc file, it is very very slow. It takes 2-3 minutes to open the document.<snip>
Posted 31 August 2007 - 07:35 PM
Some virus scanners are known to slow down Office as they install plug-in in Office so I would try to disable the scanner, open a document, and see...
What could be the problem?
Posted 04 December 2010 - 11:28 PM
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