Though I have no Word documents open, there are 20+ Word documents listed as open (i.e. in folder, the documents are displayed starting with "~", such as letter.doc being displayed as ~ etter.doc). Word is displaying several quirky behaviors, too:
1. Word document email attachements won't open unless I first save them.
2. Word loads extremely slowly (so does Outlook, but none others).
This all began after I closed a Word document and got an error message indicating a fatal error had occurred in closing this document.