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Reduce Microsoft Word launch times
Authored by: montylee on Jun 02, '07 09:15:52AM

First, some readers say it doesn't happen to them. I've found that it will always "optimize" if there has been an unexpected quit of any type (system crash, word crash, et al). I've experienced this on multiple Macs, even those that automatically restart after a power failure, so it is very common, contrary to some user's experiences.

Second, I could not get this hint to work for me. Word still insists on optimizing even with the checkbox off (verified in Word and Excel both). It again may be related to a crash or some other issue. I've repaired fonts, repaired permissions, and just about everything else, but it still happens. One of the major annoyances of Word because of the protacted launch time.

What gets me is even after Word has "optimized" the fonts, launching Excel will result in the same activity. You'd think the suite would be smart enough to rely on the other running application to let it know the fonts are OK.


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