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9.1. Documents Slow to Open

Documents Slow to Open - Workaround Problems Opening Word Documents Located on The Network

This problem occurs when opening Word Documents that were are saved on network resources.

The work around is to clear the document's metadata.



Open the document it may take several minutes to open.


Click the File Tab,

Click Info

Click "Check for Issues"

Select "Inspect Document"


Select all the options available and click Inspect


Click Remove All

Click Close

Save the document

When you open the document again it will open quickly.


To Modify Word Meta Data of multiple Word documents please see Modify Word Meta Data Document Scrubber

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