Thanks for the feedback guys
Hynek Palatin wrote:
Do you use an antivirus program? Try to disable scanning MS Office files. Or try to disable it completely for a while. It's just an idea and might not help, but you can try.
Hi Hynek. Yep I used an updated antivirus. I’ve added an exclusion and we’ll see what happens. I haven’t been getting an antivirus warning dialogue or anything. Word does seem to be launching faster now, might just be my imagination. I seem to remember Norton antivirus blocking a really heavy Word doc a while back when I was using that prog.
(1) Unless your normal.dot is customised to a high degree, you can simply delete it. When you start Word, it will re-create normal.dot automatically, and this new one may be compatible with your trados dot. Perhaps worth trying. You should be aware, though, that you will lose your Word macros and some settings.
(2) Actually, what do you mean by "crahses" - what excatly happens and what gialog boxes do you get?
My Word template is quite customised and at first (also on the advice of Sdl service) I was deleting the Word Normal.dot template and resetting the whole thing, repairing Word etc, but now I’m pretty sure it’s not a problem with the Word template but the Trados one as when I delete the Trados Template and the hidden copy that remains open after a crash Word will then load fine also with the custom Normal.dot template.
Word crashes when launched: the program starts loading then locks and I get the usual Microsoft “do you want to report this” bull. No runtime error messages or other more specific dialogue boxes though.
maybe another templates running?
Like Systran, PDFs converters or something like this, then better put them into the templates folder, out of the Start-up, and start them manually when needed.
And a question, after closing Word, Workbench or other templates are still in the Task manager/process (Ctrl + Alt + Delete)?
Search for ~ (with all applications closed) and delete all dot files starting with this symbol.
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There are no other templates running or in the Word startup folder, or windows startup. I don’t have office in any startup folders for example. I couldn’t find any Templates in Task Manager or doing a Search for ~ either.
The only template in the Microsoft startup menu is the Word Normal.dot and the only template in the Word startup folder is the Trados template. I stopped using the Multiterm one as that was causing even more problems.
[Edited at 2005-12-02 09:29]