Microsoft® Office 2010 Word not Responding
The Microsoft Office 2010 can be referred to as a productivity suite for Microsoft Windows. It is one of the most popular text editors and it comes with several multipurpose features. The Microsoft Office 2010 has extended file format support, user interface updates and provides a developed user experience. But, Microsoft Office 2010 Word has some issues. You will often encounter situations in which the Microsoft Office 2010 Word freezes and you will be left with an error message on the top of the title bar which reads "Microsoft Word Not Responding". There might be several reasons for which Microsoft Word may not function behave unexpectedly and go into the 'not responding status'. At times, certain third party applications may be causing unexpected crash of Microsoft Word. In this case, users need to terminate the Microsoft Word application through Task Manager and relaunch it again. If you forcefully close the application, it will remain in the 'not responding mode', and it will crash leading to consequences which may be far worse.
- Safe mode operation
- Delete the Word data registry key
- Rename the Normal.dot global template file
Safe mode operation
The primary thing that you must do is to identify any add-on third party application that you might be using in sync with Microsoft Word. To locate it, you will have to start Microsoft Word in the safe mode and turn off those third party add-ons, and reboot your system to check the outcome. To start Microsoft Office Word in user-initiated safe mode, go to Start menu and navigate through all programs and locate Microsoft Office 2010. Hold the control key and click on MS Word. Another alternative is to click on the command prompt and choose the safe option before launching Word program. After disabling the third-party add-ons, you may exit the user-initiated safe mode.
Delete the Word Data Registry key
Deleting the Word Data Registry key is a common troubleshooting step. Start by exiting all the Word programs. Click Start, run and type in regedit. Locate the appropriate Word key for Microsoft Word 2010. On the file menu, click data and then export. You can delete the respected registry key, exit it and start a new Word program. If the problem persists, you can restore the original Word data registry key.
By renaming the global template file you can avoid formatting, AutoText, and macros that are stored in the global template file from distressing the behavior of Microsoft Word and of other documents. When you restart Microsoft Word in a typical way, Word creates a new global template file. After renaming the global template file, several options will be reset to their default settings. The options custom styles, custom toolbars, macros, and AutoText entries will be reset. Therefore, you should not delete the global template file. The global template file you renamed will contain customizations that cannot be easily re-created. These customizations include styles, macros, or AutoText entries. In this case, you will be able to copy the customizations from the old global template file to the new global template file by using the Organizer.
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