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    Bronze Member Morania's Avatar
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    Turn off virus scanning in Word

    Ever since I put in office 2000, I have to wait minutes before my Word documents open up. If they're password protected? I juct close and give up. The document wants me to wait while it requests a virus check. The title bar flashes and I can't use any options buttons. When an option finally opens up? It yells at me that it's waiting on me to do something in this non-existent dialog we've been having. I'm tired of it. I thought I had checked an option once to stop this but now I can't find anything remotely related to a choice of virus scan options.
    I don't need to check my documents. I wrote them. I know where they come from.

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    Hardware guy Super Moderator FastGame's Avatar
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    What AV are you using ? does it do this if you disable your AV ?

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    Bronze Member Morania's Avatar
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    Norton. It doesn't matter if it's on or off. The request is coming from Word itself. It has something to do with the Macro security level. The Help files don't give a clear answer on this subject either.

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    Hardware guy Super Moderator FastGame's Avatar
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    Go to Tools> Macro> Security and change the setting, see what happens.

    I use the High setting.

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    how about going in nav autoprotect under misc and unchecking msoffice plugin

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    Try typing 'winword /a' in the run dialog box (Start>Run) to open Word without custom modifications - does it still do the same thing then?
    I'm using Windows 7 - you got a problem with that?

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    Unisol is brilliant.

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