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Reduce Microsoft Word launch times
Authored by: ateichman on May 21, '07 08:26:22AM

I have WYSIWYG on in Word, and the only time that it optimises the font menu is after an upgrade or addition of a font. I'm not certain why it should happen every time for someone. In fact, it's pretty rare.



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Reduce Microsoft Word launch times
Authored by: brycesutherland on May 21, '07 08:55:43AM

Same here -- "Optimizing font menu..." only appears after the font directories have been changed. Something else must be amiss on the OP's system -- perhaps a font cache issue?



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Reduce Microsoft Word launch times
Authored by: fds on May 21, '07 09:14:47AM

Office 2004 is buggy - no wonder there - and if you install a significant amount of fonts on your system, the font caching crap reruns every time you restart an Office application, even if you haven't changed your fonts.

Some rough testing I did seems to put the number of font files after the bug occurs at around 1000. And every style counts separately in that number, eg. Bold, Italic, etc. Which fonts you install doesn't matter, only the number of them.

For me to stop the font caching nightmare to stop for good was to actually trash the FontCacheTool application. Even if I unchecked the WYSIWYG font menus option it kept on remaking its stupid cache.



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