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Excel - Click an icon and it takes forever to open.  Reclick and it opens instantly

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If I click on an Excel icon, it takes over 60 seconds to open.  If I click again, it opens immediately.  Office 2007.
It's a very simple problem to describe.
I don't know how to fix it.
It started suddenty.  Before all was fine.

Guesses:  Somehow related to me also having OpenOffice on this PC.
Somehow related to an earlier problem wherein I had a very-sick Excel spreadsheet.  We spend a long time trying to fix it.  We all gave up.  (That's when I needed OpenOffice.

Ideas:
Uninstall Office.  Reinstall.  
Uninstall OpenOffice as a test.
Both of these ideas are a bit of a pain - especially the first one.
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ReDrumKey points us to a link with much information.  The piece of information that helped was, specifically:
likewise i found adding the add in lookup wizard seems to have fixed this fault..
Thanks ReDrumKey.  This is a PITA MicroSoft bug.  I wouldn't have dreamed I'd find a solution so easy.  GOOD JOB.  Thanks
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