Hi all -
I recently got a new office laptop. Windows 7, with Office 2007 and IE8.
We have a SharePoint 2007 site. When I go to the site and try and edit an Excel or Word document, IE freezes.
This is the last thing I see:
It's a very odd kind of freeze. I can't interact with the window. But I can right-click on the taskbar icon and open a new tab. But I can't do anything with that tab, as the IE interface is locked.
It's almost as if there is a Dialog Box that is open... but said dialog box is hidden somehow.
Our IT folks are stumped. I've repaired the Office installation several times. I've cleared every cache known to man. I've tried using my local draft folder. I've tried unchecking the local drafts box and using the web server drafts.
I should note... if I copy the document path, and go to File - Open in Excel and paste in the URL... the file opens no problem. I can check it out, etc. So I know it's not a connection or permissions error. No one else has any issues on their computers. I did not have any issues on my old computer.
The issue used to be intermittent. It is now pretty much all of the time.
I'm thinking the issue might have something to do with the SharePoint to Office connector thing. But I know nothing about that, so that's just a theory.