Have you tried the "Detect and Repair" option on the Help menu in Word. Another thing that causes a lot of trouble in Word 2000 is corrupt Normal.dot file, this is the file that Word uses when it starts. To correct the Normal.dot file, do a search of your hard drive for it, sometimes you'll find more than one Normal.dot. Rename all Normal.dot files that you find (even if it's only one) to Oldnormal.dot and reboot your PC and restart Word. Word will create a new Normal.dot file on restart. Hopefully that might cure the problems you're having, Phlomis.