Word 2003 wont open doc

  johnincrete 16:32 25 Jan 2010
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start/documents click on a file opens Word but not the document. Double click in My Computer has ths same effect. Run Word then do the above and, after a delay, document opens.
No prob at all if File/Open in Word & no delay in opening

  GaT7 23:32 25 Jan 2010

Any of the solutions at 'You cannot open a document in Microsoft Word 2003' click here any help? G

  johnincrete 04:51 26 Jan 2010

Thanks but the documents are not corrupted and open correctly with file/open within Word. If Word is already running, the clicks in start/documents or in My Computer work OK.
I have been told that when Word saves, XP automatically creates a shortcut and it may be to do with this failing. I have no idea how to verify this or to correct the problem

  mgmcc 08:32 26 Jan 2010

You could try "repairing" Word (or Office).

If you insert the CD, it will detect the existing installation and give you a menu option to "Repair". Run that and see if it resolves the problem.

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