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Why does MS Word open 3 instances of itself when I click the icon on the desktop?

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When I click MS Word on the desktop, 3 instances of itself open up (and they all open up slowly).  Then when I click File, Exit, for each one, they take about 30 seconds each to close.

I only want 1 instance of MS Word to start when I click the MS Word icon on the desktop.

Thanks for your help.
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