MS WORD Opening Problem

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  1. Robert4 macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    Running mojave, but similar slow opening problems with high sierra too.

    MS WORD has always been incredibly slow to open up when clicking on the Dock icon for it.
    But, it (finally) does. Several minutes, at times.

    Now in Mojave, after closing it out, I can't get it to start again.
    No amount of clicking on either the Dock icon, or the icon in the APP folder seems to work.

    Any ideas what might be going on ?
    Or, what to do about ?

    Anyone else experiencing these types of problems ?

    How would i check if MS, maybe, has issues a new rev for WORD, or a patch for this problem, or...?

    Thanks,
    Bob
     
  2. nambuccaheadsau macrumors 65816

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    Well Office 2016 version 16.19 opens in two seconds. Try removing the .plist file for Word.
     
  3. Robert4 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hello,

    Thanks for taking the time to help me out with this.

    What is: .plist ?

    Where/how would I remove it ?

    Thanks again,
    Bob
     
  4. nambuccaheadsau macrumors 65816

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  5. kohlson macrumors 68000

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    Open Word, check under Help-Check for Updates. It's a 2-step process. (Updater, then Office apps). At least this is how it works on the perpetual version of 2016.

    But Word has always opened as quickly as expected on my systems. I agree with above - theorist is probably the issue.
     
  6. Robert4 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hi All,

    Much thanks for help; appreciate it.

    Regards,
    Bob
     
  7. Robert4 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    Not yet, but will.
    Haven't had a chance.

    First, I will do the WORD updating, which apparently there
    are a few rev's.

    I think I wasn't too clear on this:
    If I leave running WORD in the Dock so that it has the dot underneath
    the dock icon, it "runs" immediately" and opens up right up.

    But if there is no dot, and I click on it, then it takes "forever".

    Regards,
    Bob




     
  8. jwolf6589 macrumors 65816

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    Are you using a HDD or a SSD? It takes several minutes for it to open in my case but I am using a older Mac with a HDD. As a result I have chosen to use Pages instead for most tasks.
     
  9. Robert4 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    Using a SSD on a relatively new iMac desktop.

    Up to now, I thought I was the only one experiencing this incredibly slow opening of WORD !!
    Guess not.

    Basic solution seems to be to simply leave running; the dot appears below the dock icon for.
    When clicked on, it then "starts" immediately.

    Only problem with this, for me, is that if i use Bootcamp, when switching back to the OS, WORD
    then goes back to bouncing around for several minutes, at least.

    Word and Excel are the only 2 APPS I have that behave this way.

    Regards,
    Bob
     
  10. jwolf6589 macrumors 65816

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    Same problem for me. However I have a HDD with a 2012 MacBook Pro so for me its expected. For you its not.
     

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