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