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My roommate has a CUPS server to which I connect my Windows 7 computer via HTTP. Whenever I start Microsoft Office 2010, it hangs on "Connecting to printer" for a good 5-10 seconds, then continues.

I also have a hanging problem when disabling protected mode on a document and, of course, printing a document. The confusing part, however, is that it also does this when I change text formatting in a document (so far it's happened in Word and Excel).

Sometimes it displays "Connecting to printer... press ESC to cancel." in the status bar, and other times it doesn't display anything but stops responding.

Has anyone else had this problem, and if so, what did you do to fix it?

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