troubleshooting Question

Opening Word Document Slow From VB Application

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I'm using VB6 against an sql server database.

For some parts of the application, we launch a form which gives the user the ability to view a word document with comments about a particular document.
The time it takes for the word document to launch is very slow.
Is there anything specific that I could check or is there anything in my code that could be written differently to speed up the launching of the word instance?
Here's is the code:
Private Sub cmdOpenHighlights_Click()
    Unload Me
End Sub
Private Sub OpenWord()
    Set MyWord = New Application
    MyWord.Documents.Open FileName, , ReadOnly
    MyWord.Visible = True
    MyWord.Width = 600
    MyWord.Height = 440
    MyWord.Left = 0
    MyWord.Top = 0
End Sub
The word document is stored on a server and there are no problems with the server.
We simply pass the filename and its path on the server.

Thanks in Advance

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