When I try to open a certain doc file in MS Word, it takes about 5 minutes to load and then the file is OK to work with.
I tried to repair the file using Open and Repair in MS Word 2003 but it did not change anything when I reopened the file.
I tried to clean/fix the file using two different 3rd party tools. It still takes 5 minutes to load.
Everytime I save the file and try to open it again, it takes 5 minutes to load.
I discovered, by using the Open/Recover Text from Any File option that there was a custom template (.dot file) 'tied' to the file with a network path *http://x.x.x.x/Word/Templates/custom_template.dot*
This machine don't exist anymore on the network. I figured it was probably Word trying to load the template that was causing the long loading time.
I'm looking for a way to remove or change that template entry so my file can load correctly with a normal loading time.