'Word' is very slow to start up

  bigal1808 10:45 11 Jun 2010

Can anybody help me, please.
I'm on XP pro, using office 2003.
Recently, word documents have been taking a long time to open when I double-click on them.
Does anyone know why this might be happening, and what I can do to fix it.
It used to be instantaneous.
have I installed a recent update to office that's causing the problem.
any advice would be gratefully received.

  MAT ALAN 11:20 11 Jun 2010

click here

might help...

have I installed a recent update to office that's causing the problem.

only you know that!!!

  morddwyd 19:56 11 Jun 2010

One of the security programmes, I forget which one,scans word documents as they are opened.

This can slow things down considerably.

  STREETWORK 08:47 12 Jun 2010

You could look in the fonts folder and clear out any that are not required. This sometimes helps...

  bigal1808 15:20 12 Jun 2010

I've had a look and can't see any Word updates.
I know that AVG - which I am using - will scan documents every time they are opened, but I am sure that I disabled the Office scan plug-in when I installed it.
Anyway - the good news is that they are all now opening quickly, as normal.
So - thank you all for your input.
I will close this thread as resolved.
thanks again

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