We are experiencing difficulty with some old documents that seem to have references to old template files that were located on a network share. In Word 2007 when the files are opened everythni crashes and the application stops responding and takes ages to open these files. Once open they are fine but the initial delay is making them unusable. The broken link is apparent when you go into Word Options, Add Ins, Word Add Ins and then see the UNC path to the non existent file ie \\server\templates\template.dot in Templates and Add-Ins.
My question is, how can this be fixed? In the past I have had to put a computer on the network containing these files with the same name as the old server to "fool" the system into thinking they are still there but is not ideal. My other idea was to create a script that a user could run to remove any links to this from the document before opening it??
Any help is appreciated!!