Why does 'Word' take so long to load compared with something like 'Lotus wordpro'. When you click a 'wordpro' icon its there instantly but with 'Word' it takes for ever. Any tips for speeding it up as I'm afraid we have to use it these days as few people can open any other kind of file.
Mole, I think 'Word' is generally slow on all computers. I don't think my installation is any slower than my home computer for instance. I just wondered why it was and if there was anything that could be disabled to speed things up.
I haven't used Lotus Wordpro but I assume as Graham has said its slow to load because it so large. Personally it opens fairly quickly for me, I just timed it and it took 6 seconds and thats not bad. If yours is really really slow then I think you should look elsewhere. IE have you enough memory, how many programs are running in the background etc etc.
Graham, I have just timed mine. Word takes 13 seconds and wordpro one second. You probably have a state of the art super duper computer. Even so if you are busy it can be really irritating to wait even 6 seconds for something to respond.