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Office 2000 Word - large folder slow to save into

Q: Office 2000 Word - large folder slow to save into

System: HP w/ AMD 800 processor, 30G (24G free), 192M ram
Office 2000 Word - I have a folder (BigFolder) in My Documents that contains about 4000 subfolders. When I "save as" with BigFolder as the "save in:" it takes 30 - 60 seconds to bring up the list of subfolders. This just recently slowed down like this - it used to take 5 - 10 seconds. I have scanned and defragged. Will more memory speed this up? Any other ideas? I am currently saving into a "work" folder, then later moving the "work" subfolders into BigFolder.

A: Office 2000 Word - large folder slow to save into

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I had this problem a couple of months ago and it seemed to go away and now is back. I am writing a users manual and its getting big (4.5mb). Before when the file got to about 1mb, whenever I tried to save it (using either save or save as) word would abort and i'ld loose everything. I got around it by keeping my sections to under 1mb.

I am now ready to turn the document over to operations for their use and couple of weeks ago merged all 8 sections into a single document to see if I could. I did and its just over 4.5mb. There is 290 pages, over 200 screen snapshots pasted in as pictures and its 372,241 characters long. I was editing the document with no problems. Then all of a sudden word started aborting again.

When I try to save, the progress bar moves almost all the way to the end, the light on the USB drive flickers and then word aborts. The error message I see is for

WINWORD.EXE - Application Error

The instruction at "0x30a917b1" referenced memory at "0x00000661". The memory could not be "read".

and when I click on ok to terminate I loose everything and end up with a .tmp file in my saved folder. Efforts to open the document again results in it being locked and I have to completely log off to free up the document.

I am on a DELL PRECISION 340 using windows 2000 (5.00.2195 Service Pack 4) and Word 2000 (9.0.6926 SP-3). I have 1GB of memory.

I tried saving this to my desktop, not knowing if my usb drive was causing the problem an... Read more

A:word 2000 aborts with a large file save


Turn the document into a PDF file using Adobe Acrobat or any free PDF file creator. There are numerous.

Any printer will be able to work better with a PDF file in preference to MS Word. Especially when you have pictures etc in it, producing a large file.

With a large MS Word document you would be better saving the various chapters individually.

Word often has problems with large files.

How much memory & what processor speed.



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Greetings all.

THere seems to be a new gremlin hiding in my PC somewhere. When I use any of the office 2000 products and I try to "SAVE IN" a certain folder, it takes about 10-15 seconds for the list of folders and drives to pop up.

This is driving me nuts! Can anyone guide me to a fix for this problem.

OS: Windows XP - Home
Software: MS Office 2000

This software has been installed on this computer for some time now but the problem described above just started recently.

Thanks in advance - video dude

A:office 2000- Slow listing when selecting 'SAVE IN'

I am having the same problem as well. Running XP Pro and Office 2003. It seems to have started when I set up my own wireless network at home, but also happens when my wireless is off. Also, at work we have 4 notebooks with similar setups, and one is doing the same thing.

When you 'save as' and want to change the directory in which you save, when you click on the pull down menu it takes 10-15 seconds to respond, and sometimes the 'save as' dialogue window shows not responding.

Any ideas?


VideoDude said:

Greetings all.

THere seems to be a new gremlin hiding in my PC somewhere. When I use any of the office 2000 products and I try to "SAVE IN" a certain folder, it takes about 10-15 seconds for the list of folders and drives to pop up.

This is driving me nuts! Can anyone guide me to a fix for this problem.

OS: Windows XP - Home
Software: MS Office 2000

This software has been installed on this computer for some time now but the problem described above just started recently.

Thanks in advance - video dudeClick to expand...

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Hi there. Trying to free up some space on my measly 32GB SSD. So far i've disabled hibernate which has saved me four gigs already which is great. And now i'm looking at windirsat here and i see that the program 'doubletwist' is using up nearly 2gig in the appdata folder, even though i have the actual program installed to a different HDD. So basically i'm wondering if i could move those files out of the appdata folder, but in a way that doubletwist will still read them, as otherwise it's just going to save more files in there.

Hope all that makes sense. thanks!

A:large appdata folder on ssd, can i save it somewhere else?

Hello hendoben

The only way I know of is to move the whole user folder which includes the AppData folder. Have a look at these tutorials - User Profile - Change Default Location
User Profiles - Create and Move During Windows 7 Installation


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When using the Save As dialog box in Word 2003, it appears so large on the screen that you have to scroll down to find the save button.

How do you control the size of this dialog box?

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At work I have Windows 2000 along with Office 2000. If I save a document to disk and take it home, will my home computer with Windows 95 and Office 97 be able to read the document??? If not, how can I change them to RTF files?

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Hi. I downloaded the Save My Settings Wizard from Microsoft ( but the damn thing does not work! I installed it, ran it, but then it hangs when I am uploading my settings. I've downloaded it a couple of times with the same result! I like the idea of saving my Office settings though. Is there another program I can use?

A:How Do I Save My Office 2000 Settings?

Which settings do you want to keep?
What is stopping you from keeping them? (i.e. switching the PC off, quitting the program, going to a different PC??).


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Okay people, I have a problem and a half.

I am running XP Home with two users - myself (Verity) as an Administrator and Jack as Limited. My problem is with my Microsoft Office 2000 Premium suite that I installed.

Everything on my profile works fine. The problem is with Jack’s.
He is using Outlook Express 6.
When he receives mail with any of the Office programs (ie word, excel, powerpoint) as an attachment and tries to open them, the following error messages occur, in this order:

Windows cannot find “C:\Documents and Settings\Jack\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5FFVMK5L\(attachment name)”
Make sure you typed the name correctly, and try again. To search for a file, click the start button, and then click search.
When you click the OK button the next error appears:

User “Verity” has previously initiated an install for product “Microsoft Office 2000 Premium”. That user will need to run that install again before they can use that product. Your current install will now continue.

While this error is on the screen there is another message displayed behind it, which I will detail next. However, if you click OK on the error message above, the Office Premium Gathering Required Information dialogue box appears and then rolls back and uninstalls Office.
However if you click the X to close the error message instead, you are then presented with the hidden message that says:

Error 1705: A previous installation for this product is in progress. You must undo t... Read more

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I have had Microsoft Works Suite 2004 installed on my Dell computer since October. My operating system is Windows XP. Microsoft Word 2000 is what is included in the Works Suite. Today I tried to save a document, and it won't save. It says that it is not responding. I have tried to repair. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the program. I have also ran Ad-Aware to remove any spyware. As of yesterday's virus scan, there are no viruses on my computer. Can you tell me why all of a sudden I can't save documents when it was working fine?

Thank you!

A:Can't save in Word 2000

have you got any network drives mapped ? i saw a similar problem once when a friend had to wait 10 mins for the save box to come up because of some mapped network drives he had

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I have 2 computers, 1 with WIN 98 SE and another one with WIN XP Home. I'm trying to use the "Save As" function to a network drive in MS Office and I keep getting an error the drive is unaccessible even though I just opened the file. I've only noticed this once since I've upgraded one machine with ME to XP Home and tried to save to the old 98 system. I don't have any problem with any other programs using the "save as" feature, to the network drive.

A:"Save As" doesn't work in any MS Office 2000 program

Are they both having problems ? Is there a drive letter mapped to this network drive?

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everytime I try and save a new Word document from Word 2000, I get the following error:

This is not a valid file name.
Try one or more of the following:
* Check the path to make sure it was typed correctly.
* Select a file from the list of files and folders.

I know this is all bunk! I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling Office 2K but with no change.

I have to resort to using a batch file to make/save Word filenames.

Anyone else had this same problem?

A:Solved: Word 2000 won't save docs

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel Pentium III processor, x86 Family 6 Model 7 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 639 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 76308 MB, Free - 66015 MB; F: Total - 305160 MB, Free - 298280 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., Kestrel
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

My word 2000 all of a sudden won't allow me to save. Have tried uninstall/reinstall no help. Also deleeting word data no help. Also searched for recent updates, none since 08/2011

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My daughter has been working on a major final year high school project for several weeks using Word 2000 XP. She has consistently saved the file to floppy disk so as to swap between home and school PC but neglected to save to the HDD. Upon completing the project she attempted to load the final saved file from the floppy. To her great distress the file loaded in an apparently corrupted form with lines of text interspersed with numerous blocks of blank squares. The file seemed about double the original size, text was in an italic font and seemed to be randomly scattered and/or missing sections. She is naturally distraught at the possibility of having lost most of the data she spent weeks compiling and the deadline for submission looming. Can the file be reconstituted or recovered in the correct format. Why would this happen?. Any help/advice would be greatfully received. As a not so computer savy mum I am helpless to assist her.

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I have windows xp with service pack 2, I have a mapped drive to a 98 machine. I can open, save and create new files no prob but when I try to save as a new file name to this drive I receive the error

This volume is not available or file is password protected.

This only happens with office (i.e. word, excel) and works.
I have no prob with any other programs...

any ideas

A:Unable to save as word 2000 to 98 machine

If the place where you are trying to save your file is unavailable, save the file to a different location.

If you have tried to use an unusual character in the file name, remove it from the file name.

For example, the error message

The folder "(path)" isn't accessible. It may be on an unavailable volume, or protected with a password." either caused by a genuinely unavailable destination, or it can be caused by having the "<" or ">" symbol in the file name.

Or.... Click Save As and save the file as an .rtf file insted.

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We used FrontPage 2000 to create our intranet. In the intranet we have some links to Word 97 documents. The one's that we notice we're having a problem with are the performance review documents. If I go into one of them through the links on the intranet everything works fine. The problem occurs when I want to save a soft copy to my hard drive. It runs through the save options fine but when I go to open it from the page that it creates on my hard drive the document doesn't come up. I get an error that the page could not be displayed. If I go into the folder that was created when I saved it I can open the Word 97 document but it ends up blank. This document is password protected so maybe that's the problem, but I was hoping that a Save As would save the information for offline storage. Does this make sense? I tried saving it in every possible way (that IE5.5 would allow me to save it in) and every one of them gives me a blank copy of the form. All of the information typed into it while on the intranet is gone. Some help, ideas, etc. would be great. As I said, I'm thinking that if the documents weren't read only we wouldn't be having this problem. Let me know if that's accurate. Thanks.

A:Word 97 & Front Page 2000 Save Properties

Just maybe this is what's happening:

Word forms, when copy and pasted, lose their protection. Once you lose protection, data is usually lost as well. Have you tried right-clicking on the hyperlink and hit "save target as" instead of opening the document/page?

If that doesn't help, you'll need to let me know what format you're getting out of it the other ways--I assume html.

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Is there a way of settings the default Open and Save folder in 2000?

A:Frontpage 2000 Open and Save Folder

Do you understand what you're doing in Front Page?

Here's the quick rules that a lot of people seem to be unaware of:

When you want to create a web site, you should first create one by hitting File-New-Web and giving it the exact location where you want it to reside.

When you want to create a page within that web, you should first create one by hitting File-New-Page within that Web.

When you go back the next day to work on your web, you must first open your web, and then your page.

People who don't do this run into trouble. Took me a long time to figure it out. If you don't do it this way, you'll end up with three or four web pages and you can't figure out how to put them together!!

Then again....maybe I haven't answered your question at all?

Brainbench MVP for Microsoft Word

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First time here as I'm usually about to fix my own computer issues.

Since my son got in somewhere on one of my computers, whenever I open Microsoft Outlook or Word, the "save as" dialog box appears wanting for me to save whatever at random. In Outlook especially, if I open it and receive an email, it'll wish for me to save the title of whatever it is as "whatever".htm. I'll continually cancel to not save anything, try to save what it wants me to, etc BUT it will continue to pop up. The same happens in word where I'm rendered helpless as it wishes for me to "save as" "Doc1" all the time. I'm not able to do anything else and neither program will close unless I open up task manager to "end task".

This has been going on for a week now and have had to manage my email on my ISP's webmail website. I've done virus scans - norton (even disabled it as I know it's a FUN program), performed office updates, clicked on the HELP - detect and repair but no avail. I'm thinking that my next step will be is to uninstall and reinstall after exporting my mail folders.

What do you think it could be?


A:"save as" box won't close - Office 2003 - outlook and word

Control-S is stuck on your keyboard?

Have you tried a different keyboard on your machine?

That's about all I can think of.

Also, grab a better Antivirus, such as AVG from


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I'm a former IT Systems Technician, and my girlfriend is a work-from-home writer. I've recently migrated her PC's original processor and ram from an HP motherboard to an ASRock board, linking the original WD Caviar Blue 1TB drive to the board as a secondary drive to collect documents and storage from, while running Windows 8.1 (up to date) on a Seagate Barracuda 250GB for the main OS and programs drive.

With those specs out there in the open, now it's time to get to the root of the problem.

As a work-from-home writer, my girlfriend depends on the ability to save her documents to Microsoft's OneDrive and upload them to her publisher, but with this error showing up, she cannot get them to save. I have never seen such a message in my many years of IT service, and I'm completely baffled.

I am the administrator... So now I turn to you guys for help.

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Do have have more than 1 version of Office installed on the machine? The error message seems to be indicating that there are 2 or more MS Office products installed that are in conflict with each other.

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Is there a simple way of saving Office 2010/2007 files to a public folder without having to go through the C:Users/public/myplaypen every time. There is an icon in Favorite links for my documents. Can I add a link to my public folders?

A:save office files to public folder

Hello David, welcome to the Seven Forums.

This is in fact quite easy with Windows 7 using Libraries. Open Documents library and do as told in this screenshot:

(Click to enlarge)

By default, Office saves to default save location chosen on Documents Library properties, so now all saved documents will be saved in Public Documents.

See also: Library - Set Save Folder


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I have an issue with word 2000 in the office 2000 suite. Sometimes when I'm typing a letter I will get a bunch of gurbage like this {}[][][][][][][][]()()()()()(), instead of my words that I typed. and it will only happen on a small portion of the file. NOw im completely up to date with service packs with office 2k, and my os is patched as well. and I do have virus protection and did a online scan with trendmicro housecall and everything came up clean. what else could cause this type of problem?

A:Office 2000:Word 2000

The first thing I would suggest is to get a clean default template. It cures most Word problems and is the easiest to do.

Enable the viewing of hidden and system files.
Do not have Word running.
Search for and delete all occurrences of the "" file.
There must be at least one, if you find none, you have not enabled the viewing of hidden and system files.

When you next run Word, a new "" file will be created.

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Every time I hit "Save" in Word 2003, it goes to a temp folder in Documents and Settings instead of "My Documents" like it used to. Is there a way to change it back?

Thank you.

A:Save folder for WORD 2003

Go to Tools | Options | File Locations tab

From the File types list, select Documents

Click Modify

Using the Look in pull-down list, browse to the desired save location

Click OK

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I have 2 comps that have this prob, both running xp sp2, I can open files (word and excel 2000 and microsoft works 4.5) from the network no prob. I can also save the files to the network drive.
The prob happens when i try to save as to the network drive, I recive the error

I can save the file to my hard drive.
I have no password on the file and the network drive is accesable.

I have unistalled and reinstalled the office (did not help).

All other programs have no problems with save as on the network.

A:unable to save as to network drive with word/excel 2000

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I don't know what on earth happens to my computer. First, this afternoon my computer suddenly slows down A for example when I try to open the Windows Media Player it can't open and a message says it's due to low memory...when I was not using any other programs...and then everything else is slow...I can print articles though. Later I restart the computer but it stays the same. Then after some time strangely it gets back to normal by itself and I thought everything's over.
But then tonight when I turn on the computer the problem comes back again. Can't open some high-memory programs...even the Kerio firewall program disappears by itself! In addition, I find that all of a sudden I can't use the cut/copy/paste function on virtually any program that has that function...Word, Notepad, Windows. I was particularly frustrated as I was doing some assignment that becomes quite inconvenient without those functions. And the Edit/Save function on the Internet window was also blocked. ("Luckily" the Save function in Word was not blocked.) Could someone suggest what has happened? Thanks a lot.

A:Word 2000, Notepad, Windows - Can't Copy, Paste, Save!!!

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office 2000

Winword caused an invalid page fault in module mcscan32.dll at 016f.12023196

1. reinstalled word, same problem

2. how to fix?


A:word in office 2000

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I am trying to edit an older Word document (.wpd) with an Office 2000 Pro software 'machine'. I need to change some of the field codes (actually eliminate them) in order to proceed with editing this lengthy document.

I cannot seem to display/view the field codes, although I have inserted that icon into my taskbar, but it doesn't respond when I click on it.

I have also tried Alt-F9 and Shift-F-9 and they don't work either.

Any suggestions?

thank you


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I have windows XP and have Office 2000 installed. The problem is in Word. Every time I start up, a previously saved word document shows up. Even when I click "new document" , this paper appears.
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A:Need help with Office 2000 Word!!!!

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Clicking on a large folder in Explorer can cause a slowly-moving green progress bar. In some cases this can take several minutes to complete.

A common cause is thumbnail caching of image and video files, resulting from having properties | customize | "optimize this folder for:" set to pictures, vs documents or General items.

The most likely solution: in Explorer, right click on folder, select properties, customize, under "optimize this folder for:", select either General items, or documents. Set check box "Also apply this template to all subfolders", then click apply.

The slow progress bar is apparently caused by Explorer scanning the folder and all subfolders to pre-render thumbnail images for image and video files. This happens if the "optimize this folder" setting is pictures or videos. This happens when merely clicking on the top-level folder.

If "optimize this folder" is set to documents or General, the thumnails are not rendered until you actually click on the folder or sub-folder containing those.

This was discussed in another thread on this forum, but it was full of speculative remedies, and the actual cause and remedy was not posted until the last thread (and one year after the thread was started): Accessing drives in Windows Explorer takes a long time

I'm creating this thread with a more exact title and concise description, to aid in finding the solution based on a symptom search.

While the above is the most... Read more

A:Slow Explorer progress bar on large folder

My "Slow" folder was set up for Videos. Optimizing it for General solved the problem.


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hope someone can help me !!!

on my network everyone use office 2000.
For some reason my secretary's word program seems acting a little bit strange.
the thing is that she TYPE really fast and every time the word program does an autosave of her document and keep typing, it seems like the cursor leaves the page and type for nothing.

She has to click back in the window to be able to type where it left when the auto save did his job....

what could possibly fix this thing...

PS i already did all the office and windows updates
we are using windows 2000 also

A:Word in office 2000 issue

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I have windows xp. My computer crashed last week. Couldn't clean it up so I formatted my hard drive after taking the tower to Stamples to retreive datta from my hard drive and put to disk as I couldn't even boot up. I reloaded Windows XP and now in the process of reloading programs. I'm tring to load wordperfect office 2000 back in from an old disk I have here. It loads by I can't run it. When I click onto the program I get a message saying UNABLE TO LOAD MENU and when I click OK another message comes up that says ERROR CANNOT INTIALIZE. What is going on?

A:word perfect office 2000

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Hello all,
I have a client here who has Word 2000 as part of Microsoft Office 2000 on a Windows 98 machine. Word no longer runs (gives errors or freeszes every time). Now she has lost the office CD, so I can no longer repair or remove this version of word (it requires the CD for both tasks).

My question is does anyone know of a remove tool to remove Word and any Office 2000 remants safely? She only wants word so if need be she will purchase a new copy, but to repurchase Office would be over $300 and be overkill as she never even installed anything other than Word.

Any assistance is apprecated.


A:Need to remove Office/Word 2000

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On Microsoft Word 2010, when you go to either the Open or Save as dialog boxes, you see a folder tree called "Microsoft Word", under which in my computer has Templates. In Microsoft Excel, it has a similar affect, showing "Microsoft Excel". I want to remove this tree from view, and ONLY want to see "Computer" (or "This PC" on Windows 8.1). Is this possible, and if so, how?

Can this be done locally and/or through group policy?

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I have a Sony laptop PCG-Z1VA, XP home edition w/svc pak3. My Word program will not work. I have used the "Word" icon and have also opened the program folder and double clicked the "winword.exe" file and have come up with the same results. The window opens up and displays the "Word" icon at the top of the window along with the text "Document1 - Microsoft Word", but it is a blank page. I wait a few minutes and open the Windows Task Mgr and see where the "Word" program status is "not responding". I have uninstalled and reinstalled, have used the "repair" function of the installation program and have also reinstalled "Word" where the CD is required to open the program. I have the original CDs that I purchased and have been using this Office Suite for that many years without problems. All the other programs in the Suite are working. Can anyone out there help me.

A:Microsoft Office 2000-Word will not open

have you installed office 2000 service packs.
have you tried to search and rename file.

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Hi all,
I was wondering if anyone ever came across a fix for Microsoft Office Word 2000 when presented with the following error << Can't load library>>. This happens upon opening a document and once you ok the error the document opens fine.
Microsoft Office Word 2000 SP3
Windows 2000 pro SP 4

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I am running XP on a 1.4 Ghz clone, and use Office 2000. I installed - it all went well, excepot that every time I try to open Word, it prepares to install and then configures MS Office SR-1 Small Business. Word then runs. If I don't have the SR-1 disk in the drive, it asks me for it a bunch of times and then runs Word anyway. How can I get it to install and configure once and for all? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Vince Ward

A:MS Office 2000 reinstalls on starting Word

I have had similar probllems with Office and other programs. The way I work around is to copy the disk to Administrators desk top and run it from there. You should be offered a repair option, run that. Then just leave the files there, only admins will see them. When a new or different user logs on and tries to use Word or some such Office App., the files are there.

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Hi there once again. As I previously stated my Word application from Office Pro 2000 worked fine for 10 months. Now all I get is a "Word not Responding"
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Thanks for now.

A:Office 2000 Word Dead on Vista

Did you try re-installing??

Or how about looking into an upgrade (yes, I understand, money issues)

Or you can try free software for now until the problem IS fixed...
Here OpenOffice

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Out of the blue my word 2000 has started to freeze on startup if i repair it it works until next bootup. sent error report microsoft pointed me to downloads that solved it but next bootup producer same error

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I previously setup an auto test for my name, address, phones numbers etc activatred by typing in word a couple of letters and hitting the F3 key. I want to edit this auto feature and change phone numbers. IWhat is the proceedudre for doing this?



A:auto text word office 2000

You don't edit, just recreate it.

Do your autotext to get the text you want to fix.
Fix it.
Select it again.
Create a new autotext entry with the same name.
You'll be asked if you want to overwrite the old one.
Say YES!

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I've encountered a problem running Word 2000 under W7 Proff 64-bit. Word runs, edits and saves ok but when I try to quit I get a popup "Microsoft Word for Windows has stopped working" (see attachment). I've tried changing the compatibility setting to various earlier versions and also let Windows look for a fix.

The odd thing is that this has only happened since a I did a clean re-install of Windows 7 (after reformatting system partition). Under my original virgin install it worked properly.

Any thoughts would be very welcome.

A:Office 2000 - problem when quitting Word

You can try to spot errors with Event Viewer.

Open the Start Menu, and type eventvwr.msc in the search box and press enter.
If prompted by UAC, then click on Yes.
In the left pane of Event Viewer, double click on Windows Logs to expand it, then right click on Application and check for errors (see screenshot). If no related errors will be in Application, please check System section.

Please post description of errors occurred within the described time.

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Hi any know the solution to this strange problem please? I'm running office 2000 pro on my computer operating Xp pro service pack 2. I have 4 user accounts set up, I have full admin rights as do two others and one has limited rights.

If I open up a word document then try insert picture from file and go to on line clip art when I select a picture from the Microsoft sight it does not go in to the basket, but if I do the same on the only account with limited access it works fine, pictures goes to basket and basket opens asking if I want to down load picture.

I can not add on line clip art pictures to the basket from any other account except the limited account. I have created a new account with limited access, still no joy. Deleted my admin account and re added with limited rights still no joy.

Any help gladly appreciated.

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When I click Help the office assistant appears. I type in my question. It responds with several help subjectd.When I click the subject I am seeking it does not respond but simply clicks back to the original subject box. I am finding it impossible to get help with Word 2000. Have I accidentally deleted something that is causing this problem?

A:Trouble getting office assistant help with Word 2000

Click on help at the top then click on detect and repair. IF there is a problem with word this should fix it.
One question I have was this installed on the computer or did you install it and if you installed it was it the first time you installed it?

If it was the first time it was installed or was already on the computer when you got it the above should fix the problem.

If you reinstalled it you might have to uninstall it and run the eraser program so you get a clean install.

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In Word 2013 I am hooked on event DocumentBeforeSave. When user wants to save document, backstage view is displayed with possible locations and also recent folders. After user selected one of recent folders, event DocumentBeforeSave is triggered. Where is the information about selected path stored? I need to display Save dialog(Dialogs[WdWordDialog.wdDialogFileSaveAs]) directly in this event, but first I need to know which path user selected. Otherwise default path is selected and it could be counfusing for the user.

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I get the message in Word 2000 (Using Vista) that there is not enough memory to change the office assistant.

I would have expected it to ask for the Office 2000 disk, but it does not even do that, nor can I view the gallery of assistants.

Is there a simple, not too technical way, of being able to change from the paper clip to the dog?

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My Father Has A Dell Laptop Inspiron Laptop
Win Xp Home Edition
With Office 2000 Loaded, Word, Excel, Outlook Etc.
He Is Able To Open A .doc From Within Word But Can Not Open A Doc From Within A Folder By Just Clicking On The Doc.
It Would Appear To Not Be A Office Problem Which Would Eliminate Reloading The Office Software. But Wanted Advice Before Considering System Restore.

A:Office 2000 - Word File Open Problem

alpineco said:

My Father Has A Dell Laptop Inspiron Laptop
Win Xp Home Edition
With Office 2000 Loaded, Word, Excel, Outlook Etc.
He Is Able To Open A .doc From Within Word But Can Not Open A Doc From Within A Folder By Just Clicking On The Doc.
It Would Appear To Not Be A Office Problem Which Would Eliminate Reloading The Office Software. But Wanted Advice Before Considering System Restore.Click to expand...

Using Windows Explorer, navigate to a .doc file (any .doc file).
Right click it and select "Open with".
Then selct "choose program"

From the list, select Microsoft Office Word and check the box "always use the selected program..."


That should restore the file association.

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I installed an old Adobe e Phot deluxe Program and lost Word. I then uninstalled Photo deluxe and got Word back but without the toolbar. I reinstalled Office 2000, but still no Toolbar. ?????

A:Solved: Missing toolbar in Word, Office 2000


The text is a bit cramped up cos I copied & pasted off a word doc.
If you have lost your toolbars in Word, take only step 3. If that does not work, then take step 5, which always works.
Step 1. Ensure that Word, and not the document, is the problem. If you experience the behavior in any file, and particularly in a new file, then you know that the problem lies with Word. If you cannot duplicate the behavior in another file, it is likely a corrupt document. The steps to troubleshoot corrupt documents can be found in the next section.
Step 2. Clean up your hard drive. Keeping your hard drive clean is of the utmost importance, particularly when attempting to troubleshoot other problems. Click to go to Cleanup Instructions.
Step 3. Rename With Word closed, find and rename the file on your system. If there is more than one, rename them all. To search for, double-click My Computer. Hit the Search button. Type in "" without the quotes, and hit search. See bulleted notes below for more information. To rename the file(s), right-click and hit Rename. Then rename the file(s) to,, or anything you like--as long as it is not
If you cannot find Check under User Templates in the Tools-Options menu of Word, on the File Locations tab. If you do not have "permission" to rename, check with your network administrator or internal helpdesk (applies only on some PCs ... Read more

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Hi all,

Office 2000 installation problem -
I followed the instructions and inserted my Product Key Number and then installed the various components, successfully, I thought.
I checked out each program, Excel, PowerPoint, etc and all were fine until I tried Word.
As soon as I opened Word a box came up requesting my Product Key Number. I entered it and was informed that the number was invalid. So I couldn't use Word.

What's going on? I've already installed Office 2000 Premium on my computer and wasn't asked for the Key number a second time. This time on a new hard disk (the previouse one crashed) with Windows XP I get this problem.
Can anyone help, please?


A:Office 2000 premium installation problem - WORD

ahmeds said:

Hi all,

Office 2000 installation problem -
I followed the instructions and inserted my Product Key Number and then installed the various components, successfully, I thought.
I checked out each program, Excel, PowerPoint, etc and all were fine until I tried Word.
As soon as I opened Word a box came up requesting my Product Key Number. I entered it and was informed that the number was invalid. So I couldn't use Word.

What's going on? I've already installed Office 2000 Premium on my computer and wasn't asked for the Key number a second time. This time on a new hard disk (the previouse one crashed) with Windows XP I get this problem.
Can anyone help, please?

thanksClick to expand...

Hi ahmeds,

I run MS Office 2000 SR-1 Professional on WinXP Pro SP2, and whenever I have run into problems like this, I use Add/Remove Programs to uninstall it, and then reinstall. I may have even downloaded some updates for it at the MS Office 2000 website - you should check it out for just such a problem fix. Goto:

MS Word should have been installed along with Office 2000, so by the indication you are getting it would appear that the MS Word installation did not complete successfully in some manner.

-- Tom

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I have an older version of Office (2000) but would like to use Word 2002 which is installed in my computer. Is there any way to change the default word processing application from Word 2000 to Word 2002?


A:Default Word program in Office Suite 2000

Hold your left shift key, and right-click any file with the *.DOC extension.

Choose Open With from the options list.
Checkmark the box that says *always use this program...*
Choose Word (the right one, mind you!) from the list or browse to it.
hit ok.

If that doesn't work, we need to know what operating system.

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I used to have an icon on the toolbar that, when clciked, would show me multiple pages and you could select 2x2, 2x4, or such and sizes, and could see a 30 page doc in a preview type window where you could clink on the small doc and review it as well. It looked like a four paned icon...where is that and how do I get it back???

I just notice it was missing today and cannot find it under any of the toolbar options??

A:Word (Office) 2000 Multiple page view

>> I used to have an icon on the toolbar ...

Do you mean on the Print Preview toolbar? (Word has many toolbars).

Try View -- Toolbars -- Customise. In the Customise dialog, with the Toolbars tab uppermost, select "Print Preview" in the list of tbs and click Reset.

If this doesn't fix it, there should be a small dropdown at the right end of the Print Preview tb, the "More Buttons" button. Click this, then hover over "Add or Remove Buttons". You can then check those buttons you wish to display.


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I have Office 2000 and I like it, I moved it over to my new Windows 7 laptop and moved all my Word docs over and now I can't do a thing with my word files - they are all read only. Can anyone help me please?

A:Windows 7 Office 2000 All Word documents are read only - can you help

How did you move them? Did you copy therm to CD/DVD then copy them to the new computer?

The easiest way to fix this is to open an Elevated Command Prompt. Change to the Documents directory and run the following command:

attrib -r /s /d *.*

That will reset the Read Only attribute on all files and folders in the current directory and all sub directories.

Click on Start, type cmd. Right click on cmd.exe at the top of the list and select Run as Administrator.
Type cd \users\yourusername\documents and press Enter.
Type attrib -r /s /d *.* and press Enter.

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Hi, I have office 7, and when I go programs, microsoft office 07.. word is not listed in this folder. It is on my desktop and I can't get it back into the office folder. It also is not available to other users on my computer... I guess because it's on my desktop... any idea's
Come on I need help, wife is killing me, keeps kicking me off my computer

A:Office 7 word not showing up in folder

- In My Computer address bar C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12
- Scroll down to Winword.exe and drag it to the Start icon
- You should now see it in your start menu - you can drag it to wherever within the start menu (ie. Microsoft Office folder) or leave it pinned where it is

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I'm running Windows 10 64-bit and noticed one day when opening my start menu to open up word that in the programs list (now called "all apps" for some reason) the launcher for Microsoft Office 2013 Word wasn't in the folder labeled "Microsoft Office" but rather, it was under the "W" section as its own program. I went into the file location, and all the applications are in a folder there, but for some reason in the start menu, it's not in the Microsoft Folder. This bugs me, and I can't find any way to edit the start menu's folders/programs etc. in Windows 10. Before I continue, I must say that I'm a little biased toward the older versions of Windows, and am rather dissatisfied with the way Microsoft is heading. That said, does anyone know how to fix this? I can't just drag it into a folder, and I can't find any "manage start menu" buttons or options anywhere! Please help me!

A:Word Not in Microsoft Office Folder

You could pin them to your start menu

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My Word 2000 help file is not loading at all, whereas in the past it was available (loaded slowly, with index window showing) . I just tried to pull up the help files for Excel and Access, and neither loaded. I have Office 2000, don't remember how I installed it. I think Access and Excel are under an Office directory, whereas Winword is on it's own. Can't figure out what happened. I don't mess with software once it's been installed.

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We are a NT 4 domain. Have Windows 2000 Pro workstations with Office 2000 on PC's. We use Roaming profiles.Later this year we will be using active directly, but not yet. Here's the problem. There are certain workstations that neeed the default setting for MACRO security in MS Word to LOW. When we set this as through an Admin account, the setting sets for the admin account, but not other users. Likewise, when the user Roams, the security setting doesn't travel with the user.

Is there something we can edit on the local workstation that will make the LOW macro setting the default setting for all users on the individual workstations ?

A:MS Office 2000 Word Macro Security Setting. Can it be hard coded to LOW

Not sure if this is what you need, Mike, but it appears to be here in the registry:


Level value should be 1 for Low.

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According to the site below and a few others, the template folder is at

BET: Microsoft Word Templates -
C:\Documents and Settings\"user name"\Application Data\Microsoft\Templates\

I'm using Windows 7 64 bit and there is no Document and Settings Folder in Windows 7.

I can't find a Templates Folder in App Data either.

Please help, thanks.

A:Where is Office 2010 Word Template Folder?


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I have 2 windows 2000 machines in my network environment that access and save files very slowly.

Any suggestions?

A:Windows 2000 Machines slow on Network save

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We have a laptop with MS Word on it. However, I can't get to the program via Start > All Programs > Microsoft Office. To get to the program I have to open a Word document and then start a new doc from there. Another way I can get to the program is to go to:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12
I have created a shortcut to the desktop using the above link, but I would like to know how to put it back in the Programs list.

The OS is Windows 7 (recently upgraded from Vista). I had the same issue in Vista. The laptop is a Dell Inspiron 1440 that came with Office Home and Student. Thanks for the help!

A:Missing Word in MS Office Folder in Program List

Simply move that shortcut that you created on the desktop to the folder: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Microsoft Office


EDIT: If you can't access the folder, make sure you have Show Hidden files and folders turned on.

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Changed from office 97 to office 2000 with the hopes of using Outlook instead of Express for my e mail.
With Express I can upload my business card to use on all my e mails
Can't seem to figure out if Outlook has this feature.

Also Word opens slower now than it did when it was Word 97.

Excel give me Macros may contain viruses which it did not on 97 and when I try to use a file it a popup says I need to get some update for financial business manager 2000 to work with 97.

Does anyone know if I can correct the problems?

A:From Office 97 To 2000 Slow

About the speed, there was quite a bit of resource step-up between 97 and 2000. What are your computer's physical memory specifications?

You can add a vCard to your Outlook signature by doing the following:
In Outlook, open an email containing your vCard, click the vCard, and drag it onto the Contacts icon (listed under Outlook Shortcuts on the left side of the window).

From the Menu Bar select Tools-->Options..., which opens the Options window.

Click the Mail Format tab of the Options window, then click the Signature Picker... button near the bottom-right of the tab. This opens the Signature Picker window.

Select a signature from the frame labeled Signature and click Edit..., or click New.... If you click New, the Create New Signature window will prompt you to Enter a name for your new signature. Do so, then click Next >.

In the Edit Signature window, in the vCard options frame, use the drop-down menu labeled Attach this business card (vCard) to this signature to select your vCard.

Click OK in the Edit Signature window.

Click OK in the Signature Picker window.

Click OK in the Options window.
Test it out; I've never done this before, so I might be completely wrong.

About the other, I'll let someone else handle that.



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Office environment: Brand new environment with Windows Server 2008 and 5 clients, of which one is XP with Office 2003 and four are Vista 32Bit with Office 2007. All clients are new Dell machines. MS Firewall is disabled for outbound and inbound. All virus and firewall applications are disabled or not yet installed. Network drive mapping has been rebuilt and verified. Share permissions verified. Tuning has been disabled. There are no disconnected network drives.

Problem: When running any MS office application on a Vista client, e.g. Excel, Word or Powerpoint, and then saving a file that has been altered, it takes 40 seconds for the save to occur. The save does occur and is definitely update on the network drive. When running Adobe, Notepad or any other non MS Office application, the save is immediate.

When running the MS Office applications from the XP client, saves to the network drive are immediate. No degradation whatsover.

File Save and File Save As from the MS Office applications take the same amount of time to save - approximately 45 seconds.

I have searched/scubbed numerous forums and have tried everything that I have been able to uncover in terms of recommendations, yet have the same results. The oddity is that the XP Client does not have any problem whatsover in terms of File Save or File Save As degradation.

I suspect the problem may be associated with the combination of Vista and MS Office 2007 on a client and some obscure option that is causing this.

I... Read more

A:Vista 32Bit & MS Office 2007 Slow File Save

You didn't say this, but saving on VPN takes a while. Anyhow... you may want to check out this link.

Vista Slow Issues

Also make sure you have SP2 installed on Vista and SP2 for Office 2007.

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I have had a very annoying problem with Word 2002 on a Dell Win Xp computer. I have 2 megs of ram and the procesor is 2.66 GHz. When I wish to save a document it takes about 15 seconds to go from one directory to another when I want to save the file or to go to a non default directory or a flash drive. It also takes this amount of time to retrieve a file. I have started using OpenOffice Writer since I can save and retrieve files immediately. For the final copy of the document I then go back to Word. This has been quite annoying for months. Has anybody had this experience? Even after installing a new harddrive sometime ago this problem surfaced. Thank you in advance.

A:Solved: Word - slow file save and retreival

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I recently did a system format on a compaq with win 98 it has 128 mb of ram. I am not sure of the processor. It was a compaq internet pc. After the install I went to install office 2000 premium for the client. It loaded 90 percent of the way and then seemed to stop. I restarted the computer after 15 mins of inactivity. continued installation. Repeated three times. Finally I told them to leave it sit over night. Some time later I am not sure how long the program finished installing. What would cause this? I had turned off things running in the background.

( Hi James) I will get back to you soon.

A:Why would office 2000 pro load so slow

Hi Jerry
Regardless of the PC, the Office 2000 installation is VERY slow. This slowness was a result of several (at the time) new installer technologies as well the huge amount of temp disk space Off2000 requires.

If you slipstream the Office 2000 SPs, or use an updated installation CD that contains the SPs, performance improves, but is still slow.

The installation performance is much better in OffXP and Off2003.


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I having a problem with our MS Office. Some of the worstation their Office works Very Slow. It would take ages to save, open or print a file. Some workstation works just fine. I tried The Trend Micro Online scanning, and no virus was found. And i also used the Ad aware SE, I also updated their Windows. When i used the Administrator account to the computer that has a problem, the MS Office is okay, but when the user used their account, the MS Office problem starts. I already remove the .emp in the local setting, temp folder of user. I dont know if we are infected with virus. Please need your help
Here's are list of installed programs
Windows 2000 SP4
MS Office SR-1 Premium
Trend Micro Office Scan

A:Office 2000 Works Slow

Since this is in the networking section, are the data files being kept on some central file server?

Are other aspects of networking ok or is it just Office that is having the problems.

Can you transfer something like 200 megs or so to and from the various computers and time the results. Are there large differences between the computers that are having problems and the ones that are ok.

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I'm still having problems with Word 2000 opening and closing slow. It's causing problems with other programs I use, such as QuickBooks Pro 2000. Now when I try to use the Write Letters feature in QB it opens Word part way and then my computer freezes and I get a blank gray screen. Would it help it I a)reloaded Word 2000, b)reloaded Word 98 back on, or c)reloaded my hard drive. If the last one is there a web site somewhere that explains exactly how to do this. I've done it before, but never without someone either by my side or on the phone to help me. Thanks!

A:Word 2000 Slow

Open Outlook. Double-click journal. Make sure it's not journaling anything: remove all checkmarks?

Brainbench MVP for Microsoft Word

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I have a Pentium 4, 2.8 gig processor based system with 1 gig of ram, and Windows XP Pro. I have Microsoft Office 2000, which includes Word.

I notice when I click the Word icon, it takes from anywhere from six to fifteen seconds before the program is launched and "ready to go". I got used to it until I got a new (slower) laptop computer, and on it, Word (same version) launches in about one to two seconds!

Why does it take Word so long to launch? I had suspected it was Norton System Works, but I recently installed Webroot Spy Sweeper, and that seems to have made the problem a little worse. A little, but not much.

I did try running MSConfig, and disabling all items in the startup tab, and it didn't help in launching Word any faster.

A:Word 2000 slow to launch

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I've got Windows XP Pro, running Office 2003. When I right click on a Word file, and go to "Save As", it will only give me the options to save the new file as a Word 2007, or a Word 2007 Macro-enabled Document (.docm)

How do I change this, as no one in my company uses Office 2007 yet? I know I can open the document and save it as a .doc file from there, but just thought I'd try to find a way to simplify the process. Thanks in advance!!

A:Office 2003 Word "Save As..." Options

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Trying to reinstall Office 97 on a laptop where it is presently installed. Error message says "dos and windows programs cannot be installed on this computer". Separate problem; on this same computer, when saving Word documents, only the first letter of any file name is shown in the my document file

A:Office/Word 97 installation and "save" problems

What make and model laptop? What operating system is running on it? It sounds suspiciouly like a message you might get trying to install a Windows or DOS program on an Apple notebook (laptop).

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I have Office 2003 Word installed on 3 Window 7 Home Premium machines, but on one of them the program is very slow to open and close. I have uninstalled and re-installed many times with no improvement. Any suggestions?

A:Office 2003 Word is very slow



Troubleshoot problems that occur when you start or use Word 2010, 2007, or 2003

Microsoft Word: Solving Crashing Problems

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I'm running a celeron 733, 128ram, windows 98se. I have office 2000 premium edition and for some reason the drop down menu's come down very slowly. It's only just happened. I re-installed it but didn't work. I only have this problem with office 2000.

A:{SOLVED} Office 2000 Dropdown Menus Slow

Go to Tools-Customize, Options tab. Do you have menu animation turned on?

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What would cause Word 2000 to take a long time to open and close. We're talking approximately 30 seconds to do something that should take only a few seconds. Because it's taking so long to open I'm also having problems with the Write Letters feature in Quickbooks. Any suggestions? Please help!

A:Word 2000 Slow Opening/Closing

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Hi all!

I have a client who tries to type in a table in Word 2000 and the text displays s-l-o-w-l-y. I copied the file to my PC and opened it in Word 97 and the tried it again. This time it displayed my type characters in realtime. I will try Office 2000 on another PC to see if the results are the same.
Anybody run into this problem?

A:Solved: Word 2000 Types Slow!

Run Word's repair. If that doesn't work, take these steps in order, checking Word after each one to see if it has resolved the problem:

1. Check to see if Outlook is journaling anything, particularly Word.

2. With Word closed, rename the file and relaunch.

3. See if there is anything in Word's Startup folder, temporarily move it.

4. Backup then dump the Word registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Word

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I have two clients with the same problem one running Windows XP other 2000 Pro. With the date in 2004 Word opens slow, and if you open a document it is slow. However if you change the system date to 2003 everything works fine. Both of these client have there own versions of Word both are running current 2003 of Norton Anti-virus. In one office they have Word on a Win 98SE system no problem.

A:word 2000 slow after date 2004

Try install the new Root certificate.

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I've experienced this problem twice in the past week. Here is my current problem:

New Windows 8 computer
Moved Office 2010 install from old computer to new computer
Copied all documents to new computer by installing the old drive in the new computer (NTFS to NTFS)

When trying to open any DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX, PPT, or PPTX files that are stored in the Documents folder I get permission errors. Word will open an RTF file just fine. If I try to use any Office programs to save a file to the Documents folder, I also get permission errors. I can move the file to the Desktop and work with it just fine. I can then move it back to the Documents folder.

Here are the errors when trying to open files:
Word - Word cannot open the document: user does not have access privileges
Excel - 'C:\Users\xxxxxx\Documents\Book1.xlsx' could not be found
Powerpoint - The path or file name for C:\Users\xxxxxx\Documents\Presentation1.pptx is invalid.

When I try to use one of these programs to save to the Documents folder, I get the following error:
You don't have permission to save in this location.

I tried copying the files two different ways to eliminate any lingering NTFS permissions. I used a linux box to copy from the old drive to EXT4, then to a linux formatted FAT drive. I plugged this FAT drive into the Windows machine and moved the files over but got the same errors. Next, I copied the files from the old drive to a FAT32 drive using another Windows box. Then I tool the FA... Read more

A:Solved: Office 2010 Can't Open Or Save Documents in My Documents Folder

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I'm running Office 2003 in Windows 10 (upgraded from Windows 7) with no visible issues.

Except that when I want to save a Word document using "Save As" it prompts me for all sorts of unsuitable locations...My Music, My Pictures, My Videos, and some random programs which somehow landed up in the "Documents" folder. None of the shortcuts I'd like to see there (and which are in the folder, because I put them there!) show up. What to do?

A:Office Word 2003 "Save As"

What do you have defined for where documents should be saved under Tools->Options->File Locations?

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I have a weird situation opening a 'word' document. If we call this docA and I try to open it by clicking on it with 'Word' already running it will take 40 seconds to open. If I then close docA and open it again, it opens immediately. Similarly if I've previously opened docB then docA will open immediately. docA is only about 50k and other docs of various sizes are OK.
I've uninstalled and reinstalled Office XP which made no difference.
Any ideas very welcome.


A:Office XP Word slow to open first document

What is the brand and model of computer, and how much memory do you have?
There is a Microsoft Update for Office 2002 and XP that you should install if not already done.
First, I would run the free CCleaner, then consider others to remove congestion. Has your system been defragged? Have you run antispyware, adware, and antivirus scans? Suggest you run: Windows Defender, Adware, SpyBot 1.5.2. Or professional paid stuff such as AVG, SpySweeper, Spyware Doctor, Nod32, etc., if for no other reason than to rule out common causes.
Sometimes the problem is exacerbated by an install of a multifunction printer. HP, Lexmark, and Epson are particularly problematic. You would need to uninstall the printer, then reboot, and remove all evidence of it with RegClean, then reboot, defrag, then reinstall the printer.

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For a few months all the Office tools I use (Work, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint) start with a long pause, 10 to 20 sec for the tool and another for the actual document. If I start the Office tools from a desktop icon it appears in under a sec, as it should on my system. The effect delay is the same if I'm on online or offline. Other applications, like Quicken, don't have a pause.

The only "recent" change has been to replace an old Lexmark Z54 printer with a Dell A940. Interesting feature the Dell A940 is that it was made by Lexmark, uses Lexmark ink and most of the software the old Z54 did. They just changed the ink cardtridge shapes, duh. NotePad from MS doesn't have a startup lag.

It seems to me like some "option or feature" in Windows Explorer is timing out before it will pop the tool and then the document. I run with MS OS and Office automatic updates OFF so my system should be XP SP2 with few if any system updates. However, AOL and the printer / camera software I use, DELL and HP, do get updated from time to time.

I moved off Symantec (Nortons) for the first time in almost 20 years to go with Kaspersky in early '08. Have used Lavasoft AdWare Plus for 2 years. The HijackThis listing shows two entries from Symantec, one with file missing. I guess Symantec didn't do a clean uninstall, but that is one of the reasons I moved to another vendor. Other then those I verified what I could to make sure all references are to valid ... Read more

A:Office 2000 tools all start slow from Window Explorer


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i'm on a LAN and on 1 of the computers, it takes a painfully long time to open or save , or to browse the folders; but browsing through window explorer is fine; i'm on win2k pro and i have ms office 97 on that computer; it's not b/c of that office version b/c i have office 97 on this computer too and i have no problem opening and saving files within word or excel

i have tried defragging but doesnt seem to improve either
please help

A:very slow browsing folder through ms office

ubamous3 said:


i'm on a LAN and on 1 of the computers, it takes a painfully long time to open or save , or to browse the folders; but browsing through window explorer is fine; i'm on win2k pro and i have ms office 97 on that computer; it's not b/c of that office version b/c i have office 97 on this computer too and i have no problem opening and saving files within word or exceli have tried defragging but doesnt seem to improve either
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How long has it been since you serviced the system? Meaning - how long has it been since you deleted all the extraneous files, defragmented, run utilities, checked the amount of RAM available, etc.? Also, if this is used on the net, how about running something like Ad-Aware (some of these "parasites" that download with other material will relly slow things down). And, how long has it been since you checked out all the connections, including the LAN itself? And, lastly, what is you LAN techie doing these days (we used to have to hold the hands of ours to get anything done)?


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When I launch a word or excel document from windows explorer I get a delay of 30-60 seconds before the document will open this is not true when I launch a ppt presentation or access database times for these are 1-2 secs. Neither is it the case when I open word and excel docs from within the application, times are instant. This is true also whether I am launching an old or new document (just created) . I hope some one has experienced this and can help. Machine specs are as follows

PIII 800MHz (256KB), 128MB RAM, 20.0GB HDD, 14.1 XGA(1024x768) TFT LCD, 8x-2.3x DVD, Intel combo, TV out, Li-Ion Battery,
W98se with all critical updates installed.
I am running office 2000 premium with sp3 installed have run Norton win doctor to fix all the typical problems and uninstalled office deleted the hkey_local_machine\software\microsoft\office key before reinstall

A:Word 2000 Slow to start from windows explorer

Clean up the PC:

Do troubleshooting for Word:

Do troubleshooting for Excel:

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I just installed Word 2000 on my computer. It takes a long time for it to open. What could be causing this and how do I fix it? Also, I'm now having a problem with Quickbooks Pro 2000 and Word 2000. When I use the Write Letters feature, I get an error message saying to wait for another program. If I click on Retry repeatedly it will finally open Word. Can anyone help with this too? Thanks so much!

A:Word 2000 Opens Slow/New Conflick w/Quickbooks

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I was trying to configure Word 2000 to send email, but I can't seem to find the means to configure the bloody thing. I have tried help files, but wasn't much help.

Anybody plz?


A:Microsoft Word 2000 aka MS Word 2000 - Sending Email - Need Help Configuring

Word itself does not send (or receive) e-mail messages. You may configure Word to be your e-mail editor, but it still requires an e-mail program (such as MS Outlook) to send messages.

You can send e-mails from within Word by using File, Send To, Mail Recipient (or Mail Recipient as Attachment), but this still uses Outlook to do the sending and receiving.


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cannot "save as" on XP Pro OS to network share drive on server running WIN98 on peer to peer. Gets error message that "cannot save to directory, does not exist,
>or do not have password, etc."
>Problems is with pc running XP OS only.
but able to "save as" to another folder...

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I am having a lot of problems with Office 2003 Word, which hangs on exit with this info in event viewer, cannot find much info re this so tried a Hijack this log below, I would much appreciate any ideas on who Word is soooo slow and always hangs on exit - many thanks in anticipation.

The description for Event ID ( 1000 ) in Source ( Microsoft Office 11 ) cannot be found. The local computer may not have the necessary registry information or message DLL files to display messages from a remote computer. You may be able to use the /AUXSOURCE= flag to retrieve this description; see Help and Support for details. The following information is part of the event: winword.exe, 11.0.8328.0, 4c717ed1, winword.exe, 11.0.8328.0, 4c717ed1, 0, 0046b8ca.

This is the Hijack This log file of my PC, any ideas much appreciated.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 13:17:40, on 10/03/2012
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\logishrd\LVMVFM\UMVPFSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgfws.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Progra... Read more

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I've been trying to resolve this very slow opening problem, but no success.
Tried "detect and repair", this worked but after restart or shutdown the problem came right back.
Any suggestions for a fix, hopefully short of reinstalling MS Office, would be greatly appreciated.

OS XPPro SP3 fully updated
MS Office 2003 fully updated

Thanks in advance

A:MS office files, Word and Excel, very slow to open

Sounds like a machine error... Tell us about your computer, connection, antivirus, and antispyware in some detail... We would like to know brand, or motherboard, age, and configuration... as well as your spyware and antivirus

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Can I upgrade Office 2000 to Office XP, while still running Windows 2000?

I could use some of the features of Office XP, and would really like to retain my Windows 2000 environment. Do you think I could make this upgrade in Office?


A:Can I upgrade Office 2000 to Office XP, while still running Windows 2000?

Office XP can run on Windows 2000. Even though the operating systems and office suites have the same naming convention, that doesn't mean that they have to match up (Windows 2000-Office 2000, Windows XP-Office XP).

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I noticed an issue when saving Word docx files on Office 2016. It's slow, I see a progress bar at the bottom right when it saves and it takes about 30 seconds to save. Okay it's large file with a couple hundred pages and a few hundred kb in size but surely it shouldn't take this long? If I save files on older 97-2003 doc format the saves are more or less instant. It's worth noting that opening the docx file up is instantaneous, no lag. As a test I created another docx file a couple hundred pages large and just filled it with gobbledegook. The same issue when I saved it! I tried switching to my wife's user account to test further and same issue, so it's not user account specific. It may also be worth noting that although it's 365 I default my save location to be local.

Now a caveat, this happens only on manual saves within word. If I finish editing and close word it prompts me to save on exit. The file will then save in a milli second!!!

I tried the same docx file on my older (much weaker) laptop and saved it locally and it saves it much quicker (1 sec approx.). The older laptop runs Office 2010.

Is this a common problem? Maybe I have a setting in office causing this but I wouldn't know what to start on. There's nothing obvious and the setup of Word that I have is pretty much default. I am not noticing same issue on other office applications such as excel. It seems to specifically relate to docx files!

EDIT looks to be a big issue, see Read more

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For some reason just lately when I'm tying pargraphs in Word, the letters I type are slow to appear on the page. They appear a couple or three seconds after I've typed them, and in some cases, when I review the paragraphs, I find words that are missing two or three letters.

Something must be using a lot of my resources, but I keep all my security programs updated and I have loads of disc space and tons of memory. I had the same problem once before on another system and never solved it.

Can anyone please offer suggestions as to what's causing this?

Thank you.

A:Solved: Office 2003 SP3 problem - typing slow in Word

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This is my first time posting. I have relied on this site for so many years to solve multiple problems. But this time, so many things are going wrong, I can't figure out where to start. I am using an HP Pavilion a367c desktop running Window XP. Using AOL 9.1 for internet access, firewall, antivirus, spyware and mail. Also using Spybot. I have two teenagers who spend many hours viewing YouTube and anime clips; I suspect malware. Recently had to reinstall AOL (went from 9.0 to 9.1) because AOL would not start (said file was corrupted). Recently had trouble installing H&R Block Tax Cut 2007 (tech support had me disable everything in startup, install software and then enable everything). Current problems include:

1) After going to AOL, sometimes the mouse will not double-click. Roll-over works, but nothing else with mouse does (no double-click, no left click). No error message. Can not CTL-ALT-DEL, have to turn computer off and then back on to re-boot.
2) Way too much stuff starting at startup. Went online for advice on modifing startup with I don't know if this helped or hurted me.
3) Something during startup is prompted me to install Office 2000. Have to cancel out install process everytime. Very annoying.

I was formerly a computer programmer (IBM AS/400), so I can follow directions (for the most part).

P.S. Stumpy is one of my cats. She is from an animal shelter. Her tail is only 4 inches long (congenital or trauma, I can't te... Read more

A:Solved: Slow startup, Office 2000 tries to install, double click quits working

I don't think your problems with Office are malware related. Post in the Business Applications forum for help with that.

Run HJT again and put a check in the following:

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {243B17DE-77C7-46BF-B94B-0B5F309A0E64} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {FDD3B846-8D59-4ffb-8758-209B6AD74ACC} - (no file)
O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {BA52B914-B692-46c4-B683-905236F6F655} - (no file)
O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - (no file)
O16 - DPF: {4A3CF76B-EC7A-405D-A67D-8DC6B52AB35B} -
O16 - DPF: {E93A6FCA-C052-45DF-AC9B-B729066092F8} -

Close all applications and browser windows before you click "fix checked".

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Just recently my XP laptop has become really slow opening MS Office 2003 shortcuts. Both from the Quick Launch toolbar and by double-clicking an icon in a folder. The files are on my C: drive.

- opening an Excel spreadsheet by clicking the link in Quick Launch just took 57 seconds to launch .
- opening small MS Word file by clicking the link in Quick Launch just took 48 seconds launch.

Even if MS Word is already up and running, it still takes 20 seconds to open the small Word file from the Quick Launch toolbar. I had Firefox and Google Desktop also running when I made these timings, but nothing else. My PC is a recent Intel Core Duo laptop, so it should be fast.

If I open the same document from within MS Word, it opens almost instantaneously but of course that defeats the object of putting shortcuts on the Quick Launch bar....

I'm running F-Secure with virus and spyware scanning on and deepguard on; and I also recently had some viruses which it cleaned up for me. I also ran CCleaner to clean up my registry not so long ago. Don't know if this could have affected it?

Can anyone help please?

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One of my user is having this problem on her Windows XP PC:

Dell GX260 with Windows XP Professional running 512MB RAM, Office XP, Acrobat 5.0

When opening a Word file & edited in Word XP, the user cannot SAVE or use SAVE AS the file, when try to exit out the file, get prompt to either SAVE, CLOSE, or CANCEL the file, at that point it will still not save the file, the only way to exit the file is to hit CLOSE to exit.

I initially thought this might be a Word Xp problem, so I ran the repair tool in Office XP, that did not fix it.

I then uninstalled Office XP, reinstalled Office XP, but that also did not fix the problem.

I then ran the Office update to download the latest patches from MicroSoft, but that also did not fix the problem.

I then UNINSTALLED Acrobat 5.0 from the PC, that FIXED the problem.

WITHOUT Acrobat 5.0 on her PC, the user was now able to open & edit a Word file, and able to SAVE the edited file, also able use SAVE AS to save the file as a new copy.

I then reinstalled Acrobat 5.0 thinking the previous copy of Acrobat 5.0 on the PC might be corrupted, as soon as Acrobat 5.0 was back on the PC, the same problem with the SAVE feature came back in Word XP.

I then installed the patch update for Acrobat 5.0, that did not fix the problem.

At this point, I am out of clues on how to fix it....The user tried Acrobat 6.0 before on the same PC, but decided to reverse back to Acrobat 5.0 because of format problem with Acrobat 6.0 is no... Read more

A:Unable to Save/Save As/close Word XP file with Acrobat 5.0 installed

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I searched all over the web and micorsoft's web site. I tried every suggestion made such as:

Disconnect net work drives.
Rename Normal.dotm
Run office diagnostics
Disconnect HP Printers
Finally this worked:

and run Mr. Fixit.

I hope this saves you some time. I spent over 2 hours.

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how do i modify sidebar word 2010 save as save in ?

i am running window 7

thank you

A:how do i modify sidebar word 2010 save as save in

Hello mri1397, welcome to Seven Forums.

Sorry, but I am not sure what you mean.
Could you explain further - perhaps with a picture to illustrate.

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The computer involved is using Windows 7 Pro 64bit and Office Professional Plus 2010.

I am having a problem I cannot find a solution to. I have one user at a clients location that has recently stopped being able to save excel files in their my documents. The my docs is being redirected to a server. The files open correctly and can be edited, but when save is clicked an error box says the document not saved. Using cntrl-shift-i I found the error code to be 100490. I can open any other file and save them just fine. And any new excel documents can be opened and saved correctly. The file can be saved into the same folder using save as is and the document is renamed. However, the user cannot erase the old file.

Doing some digging I made sure the trust zone was enable for the network path and trusted locations on a network were allowed. They had already been configured.

I checked for the windows update that microsoft reported could fix this problem and it was not installed. I went ahead and tried the hotfix, but it would not run because of the missing update.

I tried changing permissions and ownership. This where it gets strange the user has full control enabled on the folder. On any other folder or file I can right click and view the security tab. However, on the excel files when I click the security tab a red line is displayed that says "This file is currently not available for use on this computer." If I try to make a security change on a whole folder any excel fil... Read more

A:Cannot save excel files in a redirected folder unles I use save as

To resolve this problem, reinitialize the cache of offline files. To do this, follow these steps:Click Start, type regedit in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Continue.
Locate the following registry subkey, and then right-click it: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\CSC
Point to New, and then click Key.
Type Parameters in the box.
Right-click Parameters, point to New, and then click DWORD (32-bit)Value.
Type FormatDatabase, and then press ENTER.
Right-click FormatDatabase, and then click Modify.
In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
Exit Registry Editor, and then restart the computer.

Taken from Gray "X" on network share folder icon

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Is there any way to set the default save location folder for downloads in IE8 to the last folder that the same file type was saved in? It makes no sense to default to a single folder and have to browse through to the desired folder for every single download, so I assume there has to be an option somewhere.

A:Setting default save location to last save folder

Limited choice here. Pictures (right click, save picture as) will save to My Pictures. Else, right click save will save to the last folder used.

No other option by file type.

But,you can do this... Adding Entries to the Standard Context Menu

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