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has a office 2007 document 'a' that is saved in the c drive. when open 'a' overseas, this will take very long to open, sometimes showing print... etc... however when open locally not travelling, the document opens fine.
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If you print a document in Office it asks you to save the changes, even when you changed nothing. Office also saves the number of times it has been printed. My Guess is that it also remembers the printer where it is printed with.
You can test to save the document as rtf and let this one open overseas, i bet it will open fast. Then you can open the rtf and save this as doc or docx without printing, i gamble that this will open without any problem overseas. Then you can print one time with this new document and then let it open overseas. And i bet you can guess that it will open more slowly.
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Is the document's template stored on a local server?

Word will wait a while in case the network is slow, but it will eventually open the document without its template.
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the documents are created without using templates. office 2003 does not have this problem. is there anyway we can change the settings in the document so that it doesn't remember the printer settings?
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Normally the document doesn't remember the printer. When it opens, the formatting is adjusted to the current default printer, so it's hard to know what is going on in your case.

Have you tried setting the document to the Microsoft XPS Document writer, which doesn't need a physical printer?
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still waiting an update from the affected people..
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Thanks for keeping us informed.
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the workaround we did is to set the default printer to any local printer when they are overseas or at home... eg. if we had installed adobe professional or cutepdf, the adobe pdf printer will be there. set this as default. opening the documents will be much faster.
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the workaround is satisfactory
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