Word 2010 -> Slow document opens because of Templates RRS feed

  • Question

  • I receive a lot of Word documents from another company who uses templates to create documents. Whenever I open on of these. It always comes up "Contacting: \\x.x.x.x\instdev$\BISTemplates\v10Templates on the Word splash screen. It appears to try it a couple times, and then tries "Contacting: \\x.x.x.x" Well that's not on our network, so the document takes anywhere from 1 to 5 minutes to open, with the rare occasion for Word 2010 just locking up.

    How can I, if possible, bypass this when opening one of these documents? Assuming I can get into them, how do I strip this out?

    Wednesday, March 14, 2012 9:42 PM


  • In the Templates and Add-Ins dialog box, change the "Attached template" to Normal.dotm.

    Stefan Blom, Microsoft Word MVP
    Wednesday, March 14, 2012 11:23 PM