Word 2003 launch is very slow

Word 2003 launch is very slow

Post by Rober » Fri, 09 Jan 2004 15:16:03


Can someone please tell me why my Word 2003 takes over 30 seconds to launch
on a fast new Dell computer? It seems to be waiting for something on my
small peer to peer network, or maybe Internet, because it launches fast if I
disable the computer's network adaptor.

Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks, Robert
 
 
 

Word 2003 launch is very slow

Post by TGFycnlLRn » Fri, 09 Jan 2004 23:01:17

I have same/similar experience. Word 2003 on new Machine running Win XP. I think I see this delay even if I am not connected to network or internet. Any option to speed up Word 2003 loading first time?

Also, are there any options to disable virus scan prior to opening a document? Opening a word doc also takes additional time, but it says "virus scan is running".



Can someone please tell me why my Word 2003 takes over 30 seconds to launch
on a fast new Dell computer? It seems to be waiting for something on my
small peer to peer network, or maybe Internet, because it launches fast if I
disable the computer's network adaptor.

Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks, Robert

 
 
 

Word 2003 launch is very slow

Post by Suzanne S. » Sat, 10 Jan 2004 00:36:43

One thing that can slow Word down (and cause it to hang if you're *not*
connected to the network) is having a network printer set as the default
without a driver installed locally. If you are using a network printer, be
sure to install the driver locally and point it to the network. Another
problem could be having templates or add-ins on the network, in particular
Normal.dot, which should always be local (and personal for each user).



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Word 2003 launch is very slow

Post by Rober » Sat, 10 Jan 2004 02:19:13

Apparently it was Norton AV. After turning off the MS Office plugin, the
problem went away.
Thanks, Robert



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