I have a Word 2007 document with links to an Excel file. These links point to a source file that is not available. This file is also about 2mb in size. When I try to open directly from my Word 2007 program from my local desktop, it takes between 2-4 hours to open. If I try to end the open before it is done, I get catastrophic failures in document.xml, yada yada yada.
However, if I open the exact same file in a Remote Desktop session using the Word 2007 program on the Remote Desktop Server, it opens in less than a minute...and the links are just as invalid here as they are on my desktop. Breaking the links and saving the file in either location fixes "the problem"...I just don't understand why the time it takes to open in each location is so drastically different...can anyone explain this to me? (BTW...the option to "Update automatic links at open" have no effect on the process either way...checked or unchecked makes no difference.)