MS office 2003 - slow response

  clumps19 18:12 02 Dec 06

Navigating to different directories has become very slow in my version of MS office 2003 SBE (word and excel). In the "open file" dialog box, when clicking the "look in" drop down list or clicking a sub-directory on the left hand side, the program takes ages to respond. Other software (i.e. not MS Office) works fine.

There are several reports on the net about files being slow to open/load due to bad context menu handlers but that is not the problem - it is navigating the directories that takes ages. The problem arises whether or not I am online or hooked up to my VPN.

Any ideas would be very welcome.

(thinkpad X60, XP Pro, 1.5 gig memory, symantec AV)

  VoG II 18:22 02 Dec 06

In Word or Excel try Detect and Repair on the Help menu.

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