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    Bugs in Word 2003 (Word 2003)

    <img src=/S/hello.gif border=0 alt=hello width=25 height=29> Loungers

    Anyone has noticed this behavior:

    I start 3 applications, say Internet Explorer, MS-Excel, and Windows Explorer.

    Then I start MS-Word 2003. Word will fail to become the active window, though the Taskbar "button" seems depressed. Then I click on some application's Taskbar "button", and then on Word's Taskbar "button", and Word will become the active application, and I can start working.

    Now if I should click on another's application Taskbar "button", Word will refuse to become the active application and will only do so if I press on the 2nd application's Taskbar "button", in the example above, MS-Excel, and now any of the others.

    I am sure its not a video issue, because if I don't use Word and use any other application, even more than three, it functions as advertised with no problems, and this behavior is only with Word.

    Something else:

    Word has a rough time switching folders when saving or opening documents. Consider this path:

    Cocuments and SettingsWassimMy DocumentsMS-Word

    This is my default path for Word. But then I have sub folder in the MS-Word folder, so if I should switch to say:

    Cocuments and SettingsWassimMy DocumentsMS-WordNews

    While saving a document, or opening one, I double-click on the News folder's icon and then double-click and double-click and double-click before Word complies and goes to that folder.

    Any Service Packs for Office 2003 out there yet?

    TIA

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    Re: Bugs in Word 2003 (Word 2003)

    I have been using Word 2003 for just over 2 months and have not noticed either of those bugs. I was also unable to replicate either of them.

    As for Service pack 1 - possibly being released in May according to TechWeb

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    Re: Bugs in Word 2003 (Word 2003)

    We traced a similar taskbar button situation to a recent upgrade to our customized file manager software (the vendor has been notified). The file manager runs a global template in Word's background. Globals like to control things -- got any new (or maybe now outdated) globals in your background?

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    Re: Bugs in Word 2003 (Word 2003)

    I have had as many as 20 tasks running. Yesterday I had 11 IE sessions, Word, PowerPoint, Access and Excel open all at the same time and had NO problems.

    I am on a P4 2.8, with 512 RAM machine.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Bugs in Word 2003 (Word 2003)

    <img src=/S/hello.gif border=0 alt=hello width=25 height=29> Dave

    I am not as lucky, I have had this problem ever since I got Word 2003, and I thought it has gotten annoying enough to ask for a remedy.

    I tried to update my Office installation, via the web and it failed, so I thought it was my network connection, but then I tried today, and it said that there is no updates.

    Oh well, I will wait for an SP1.

    Thanks

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    Re: Bugs in Word 2003 (Word 2003)

    <img src=/S/thankyou.gif border=0 alt=thankyou width=40 height=15> Jekyl

    I do not have any File Management software.

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    Re: Bugs in Word 2003 (Word 2003)

    Tell us more about your machine.
    Processor speed?

    RAM amount?

    OS?

    Disk size and amount of unused space?

    Netwoked and what kind of nework?

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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