Thursday, April 9, 2009

Microsoft Word and Excel open slowly

To resolve the issue with Microsoft Word and Excel opening slowly follow the steps below.
  • go to Control Panel, Folder Options, File Types
  • scroll down to and select DOC (for Word files) or XLS (for Excel files)
  • click Advanced
  • select Open entry
  • click the edit Button
  • Now uncheck "Use DDE"
  • put your cursor in the Application box
  • arrow all the way to the right and put in "%1" (include the quotemarks)
  • if there is /dde remove it
  • then OK you way out

You should now be back to working normally.

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