I have run into a very strange problem with Microsoft Word.
Here's the background. I am running Microsoft Office Professional (fully updated) on a machine with the Windows XP Home (fully updated) operating system. My wife has a folder on the desktop where she keeps her business correspondence. This folder has several hundred Word documents in it.
Recently when she attempts to edit a document and save it under a different name, Word 2003 hangs without displaying the "save as" dialogue box.
If I copy and paste the document file to the My Documents folder, then it can be edited and "save as" works provided the newly named document is saved to the My Documents folder. If I copy the document to any other folder attempting a "save as" causes Word to hang.
Any suggestions as to what is going on and how to fix the problem would be greatly appreciated.