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delay in opening an office 2007 file from the explorer window

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by CuriousAnt, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. CuriousAnt

    CuriousAnt Flightless Bird

    I have office 2007 installed on a win XP pc.
    I seem to be experiencing a very peculiar problem. When I try to open a file
    from the explorer window (a *.xls, *.xlsx, *.doc, or *.docx), it takes a very
    long time for the opening process to complete. But if I first start an
    application (word or excel) and then open a file from within the application
    menu, there is very little delay.

    How do I solve this problem? What settings can I change to fix this problem?
    I first thought that this was a problem only for office 2003 files and that
    time was needed for the conversion process. But this is not the problem as
    there is no delay when opening from the application.
    The problem is particularly acute when opening a file I receive as attachment.
     
  2. DL

    DL Flightless Bird

    Do you have an Anti Virus app that has integrated with Office that is
    scanning files prior to opening?
    BTW There is no conversion process in opening a file created by an earlier
    version.

    "CuriousAnt" <CuriousAnt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:96AA020B-F9F4-4A59-8858-E1865C149438@microsoft.com...
    >I have office 2007 installed on a win XP pc.
    > I seem to be experiencing a very peculiar problem. When I try to open a
    > file
    > from the explorer window (a *.xls, *.xlsx, *.doc, or *.docx), it takes a
    > very
    > long time for the opening process to complete. But if I first start an
    > application (word or excel) and then open a file from within the
    > application
    > menu, there is very little delay.
    >
    > How do I solve this problem? What settings can I change to fix this
    > problem?
    > I first thought that this was a problem only for office 2003 files and
    > that
    > time was needed for the conversion process. But this is not the problem as
    > there is no delay when opening from the application.
    > The problem is particularly acute when opening a file I receive as
    > attachment.
    >
     
  3. CuriousAnt

    CuriousAnt Flightless Bird

    Hi DL,
    Thanks for your reply. Yes, I have an anti virus application. How do I find
    out if it is integrated with Office for scanning? Will this cause a delay?
    How can I reset this if I want to? Is it advisable?
    Why is this not a problem when opening a file from within an application?

    "DL" wrote:

    > Do you have an Anti Virus app that has integrated with Office that is
    > scanning files prior to opening?
    > BTW There is no conversion process in opening a file created by an earlier
    > version.
    >
    > "CuriousAnt" <CuriousAnt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:96AA020B-F9F4-4A59-8858-E1865C149438@microsoft.com...
    > >I have office 2007 installed on a win XP pc.
    > > I seem to be experiencing a very peculiar problem. When I try to open a
    > > file
    > > from the explorer window (a *.xls, *.xlsx, *.doc, or *.docx), it takes a
    > > very
    > > long time for the opening process to complete. But if I first start an
    > > application (word or excel) and then open a file from within the
    > > application
    > > menu, there is very little delay.
    > >
    > > How do I solve this problem? What settings can I change to fix this
    > > problem?
    > > I first thought that this was a problem only for office 2003 files and
    > > that
    > > time was needed for the conversion process. But this is not the problem as
    > > there is no delay when opening from the application.
    > > The problem is particularly acute when opening a file I receive as
    > > attachment.
    > >

    >
    >
    > .
    >
     
  4. DL

    DL Flightless Bird

    Might depend on the AV, both symantec & McAfee are notable resource hogs
    Usually there would be an option in the AV to turn off office integration

    "CuriousAnt" <CuriousAnt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:F5E6BC5A-288B-4A3D-9B0F-B483BFC9056B@microsoft.com...
    > Hi DL,
    > Thanks for your reply. Yes, I have an anti virus application. How do I
    > find
    > out if it is integrated with Office for scanning? Will this cause a delay?
    > How can I reset this if I want to? Is it advisable?
    > Why is this not a problem when opening a file from within an application?
    >
    > "DL" wrote:
    >
    >> Do you have an Anti Virus app that has integrated with Office that is
    >> scanning files prior to opening?
    >> BTW There is no conversion process in opening a file created by an
    >> earlier
    >> version.
    >>
    >> "CuriousAnt" <CuriousAnt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:96AA020B-F9F4-4A59-8858-E1865C149438@microsoft.com...
    >> >I have office 2007 installed on a win XP pc.
    >> > I seem to be experiencing a very peculiar problem. When I try to open a
    >> > file
    >> > from the explorer window (a *.xls, *.xlsx, *.doc, or *.docx), it takes
    >> > a
    >> > very
    >> > long time for the opening process to complete. But if I first start an
    >> > application (word or excel) and then open a file from within the
    >> > application
    >> > menu, there is very little delay.
    >> >
    >> > How do I solve this problem? What settings can I change to fix this
    >> > problem?
    >> > I first thought that this was a problem only for office 2003 files and
    >> > that
    >> > time was needed for the conversion process. But this is not the problem
    >> > as
    >> > there is no delay when opening from the application.
    >> > The problem is particularly acute when opening a file I receive as
    >> > attachment.
    >> >

    >>
    >>
    >> .
    >>
     

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