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    Shut Off when Idle (Word 2003/XP sp2)

    One of our workstations is closing Word automatically after about 10 minutes of sitting idle. This appears to happen only when the program is open, but there are no open files. Once we start a new document & leave it open without saving it, Word stay open indefinitely. Is there an obscure setting that tells Word to go to sleep when it's idle after a certain amount of time?

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    Re: Shut Off when Idle (Word 2003/XP sp2)

    This is not normal behaviour and I don't know of any setting that does this.

    Do you get the same behaviour if you open Word from the command line with the following line?
    winword.exe /a
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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    Re: Shut Off when Idle (Word 2003/XP sp2)

    In addtion to Andrew's reply, you can use Phil Rabichow's <!post=Systematic Approach to Behavioral Problems in Word (97/2000),197827>Systematic Approach to Behavioral Problems in Word (97/2000)<!/post> to try to pinpoint the culprit.

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