Launching Word 2003

Launching Word 2003

Post by Earl » Wed, 24 Dec 2003 00:41:21

I recently purchased a new computer with XP. I have
Office 2003 installed. Everytime I launch Word 2003 from
either the Start menu or a short cut on my desktop, I get
a dialog box stating it is "Preparing to install Word
2003". It flashes up quickly and then takes about 18
seconds to bring up the blank document. In the past,
using Word 2000, it always came up to a blank document in
2 or 3 seconds. Is this normal behavior for Word 2003?

Launching Word 2003

Post by Cindy M -W » Wed, 24 Dec 2003 18:20:34

Hi Earl,

No, this is not normal behavior. Although it's soemthing you
might see if you have two versions of Word installed on the
same boot sector and run them intermixed.

But if this computer has (and had) no other version of
Office installed then there's a configuration problem. First
thing I'd try would be Help/Detect and Repair. Keep your
Office installation CD handy, as this process often requires
you insert the CD so that damaged files can be replaced.

Cindy Meister
INTER-Solutions, Switzerland (last update Sep
30 2003)

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