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    I have a Word 2007 file (docx) which has many links to Visio flowchart graphics. {LINK Visio.Drawing.11.......}. I removed the \a from the link field and also locked each field using the Edit Links to Files\ Links dialog box. It behaves as if the links are being updated because it takes forever to open the document and stop displaying the hour glass. In Word 2003, when these fields were locked, the document displayed right-away. Any idea what is going on?

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    Try turning off the setting that updates the links automatically when you open the doc.

    You find this option under the Office Button > Advanced > General section > Update automatic links at open
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    The "Office Button > Advanced > General section > Update automatic links at open" is not selected nor is the link dialog set to update either manually or automatically. It is set as "locked".

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    And the same document with the Visio graphic removed opens straight away?

    I normally insert Visio graphics as EMFs to avoid any complications like this so you might have to do that instead of using the Visio formatted graphic.
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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