Office 2007 taking forever to load a document

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  1. dawgboye

    dawgboye I'm a businessman who's commodity happens to be co

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    It used to take forever even OPENING Office applications (Outlook would open fast, as well as excel, but now even Excel loads slowly when opening, it seems to have degraded). I found suggestions via Google searches saying to delete the normal.dot, which worked, but the .dot was replaced and the next time I stared an app, it would load slow AGAIN.

    I found another suggestion telling me to create a shortcut and start the apps with a /a ("C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\WINWORD.EXE" /a). This loads the app quickly, but if I open a document it sits there "running virus scan" for several minutes. Even outlook takes forever to open the first email (the subsequent ones load just fine).

    This is a huge pain in my arse as I have to load 20-30 documents a day for proposals, loan apps, contracts, etc.

    I've tried running the installer to repair it, didn't work (it went through repair but to no avail). I've even uninstalled and reinstalled, and again, no luck.

    Ideas?
     
  2. Sexual Vanilla

    Sexual Vanilla New Member

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    What antivirus software are you running? Disable it and try opening Office.
     
  3. dawgboye

    dawgboye I'm a businessman who's commodity happens to be co

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    I'm not. Unless Vista has one built in.
     
  4. michelin man

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    in for answer.


    i've been testing office 07 for a few months and slow is an understatement.
     
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    works fine for me.
     
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    I obtained Office 07 Enterprise from work and have no problems loading. It is slower than Office 2k3 but not enough to deserve mentioning.

    The only issue I have with it so far (aside from having to relearn where buttons are and not being able to customize it as I'd like) is that everytime I close PowerPoint, I get an error but that doesn't really make too much of a difference as I am closing it anyway, I just thought I'd mention it (I like comma's and run-on sentences more than periods now).
     
  7. Rumbaar

    Rumbaar Inherent Omniscience OT Supporter

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    You got something call CMS for 2007 installed? Something to do with office intergration into outlook. I know that was slowing down Office 2007 startups on a machine I was working on recently.
     
  8. dawgboye

    dawgboye I'm a businessman who's commodity happens to be co

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    Hey guys,
    I just tried to re-install the app (after uninstalling it) and it is the same problem.

    It takes forever to load the app, then takes forever to load the document.

    I cannot seem to find anything useful on this on the net. Ideas?

    What is this CMS thing you were mentioning Rumbaar?
     

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