My Word version is 2002, SP 2.
I find it is consistently taking 30-40 seconds to be ready to go when I click on the desktop icon. I have no figures from the past but my strong impression is that it has slowed down considerably compared to earlier times.
I have XP. Word files only use up 1416 kb. I just deleted 40 mb of unnecessary files--(disk clean)--didn't help. I checked but the volume did not need defragging. I have a 40 gb drive, 37 gb are free. I've 250 mb of RAM. A reboot does nothing to correct.
Is it within normal limits? Even if it is, I'd appreciate suggestions on things I might try to speed its "ready-to-go" up.