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Good Day! I hope you're having a pleasant one.

I am working with Vista(64). I Mostly use MS Office 2007 & sometimes MS Works to be able to easily switch documents with my wife. Cutting/Copying, along with opening a New Document, has become Very Slow. No matter what it is, a single word, a whole document, in any document, it is the same. Also while in my document, any document, when I attempt to open a New Document... the same delay occurs. The Delay amounts to about 17 seconds with Cut or Copy, it occurs for about 22 seconds with a New Document, but increases as I open more New Documents... ie. when I attempt to open New Document #4, it takes about 41 seconds for that document to open. I have tried the usual troubleshooting tricks to no avail.

I am not the only one experiencing this problem. I've seen other similar posts like mine, but with no definitive answers.

Your Assistance will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks for Your Time,

John V. Brennan
Owego, NY

Having not had the issue, and being on Windows 7 and Office 360, I'm reliant on Google as you were - however, the suggestions at MAY point in possible directions that could resolve it?
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