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One of my users is having problems with Word 2003 openning slow.  Minimizing and Maximizing is also very slow just for Word.  Even opeing a blank Word doc is slow.  We have uninstalled Word 2003 and reinstalled it but that did not help.  What does Word check on startup and how could we fix this?
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SheharyaarSaahil earned 500 total points
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Hello GentooOS =)

WHat if u search ur hard drive for a file called Normal.dot
and delete it\them
reopen Word and then check ??

Also.....

Word Is Slow to Start, Print, or Load Documents
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;280821&Product=wrd20

!! GOOD LUCK !!
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by:Joanne M. Orzech
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You could also check the file locations under Tools, Options, File Locations, and make sure all folders exist.
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by:pigmentarts
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Was it like this before? after time a computer gets slow if not defraged and looked after, if this happends it is better to reinstall windows. sounds fun but you may see that that other programs are running slow to so sounds like it is time to defrag the hard drive or reinstall.

if is is slow when min and max then this sounds like memory. when you drag the window does is drag itself slow?
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It was the printers.
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by:darrenmac40
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hi SheharyaarSaahil
Thankyou for the advice, i deleted Normal.Dot and my word 2000 now starts with a blink of an eye.
Thanks again
Darrenmac40
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by:SheharyaarSaahil
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great darre.... glad it worked for u ^_^
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by:roameri
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Hi!!!!
I found that this helped. I had got used to WORD opening lazily.
Cheers,
Jamshed
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by:artthegeek
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This worked well for Office 2007 as well - esp deleting the word key (see MS technote above)

Thank you.
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