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    Why Are Office 2008 Apps Slow to Open
    Why does it take so long for apps like Word to open? is it in a learning mode e.g. fonts, preferences?

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    I've noticed it too... I thought upgrading from Office 2004 to Office 2008 would improve speed since the new version now runs natively on Intel.
    In my case, the problem really comes from Word 2008... Excel and Powerpoint seem alright.

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    Usually word checks the integrity of all fonts as it loads, have you got a lot of fonts open?

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    How do I check how many fonts are open? All I've done with the fonts is change the default font to times new roman.
    What can I do to reduce the number of open fonts?
    Thanks.

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    Just look in the font menu in word, if there are hundreds in there then that may be part of the problem

    If you are interested in managing your fonts more professionally, below is a copy of a previous post

    If you are going to start loading quite a few fonts, font book is not the best app, the free font explorer is much much better

    http://www.linotype.com/fontexplorerX

    If you really want to manage your fonts well I suggest the suitcase (another font management tool - not free) guide (the guide is free)

    dl.extensis.com/downloads/ SC/EN/P/Fonts_Best_Practices_in_OSX.pdf

    Just substitute use Suitcase with use Linotype FontExplorer

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