If yes, it may be something else. Tu rule out a direct Office impact, make a test administrative account (hope you know how to make it), log into it and see if it helps. If not, reinstalling office may be needed. But if yes, the problem may be on your main account calling for maintenance, like repairing permissions with Disk utility, deep cleaning of various cafes with Onyx, etc. Will take 5 minutes to make the account and test.
I'm running 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) with 2.4 GHz Intel and 4GB of ram.
Anytime I try to launch an Office program (Word, Excel or Powerpoint) it loads amazingly slowly and slows down my entire computer so that I can't do anything else.
The last time I tried to open Word, I opened Activity Monitor first so I could see what's going on. Usually my % usages for the CPU are under 10%, but when I tried to open word it jumped up to over 40% for most of the time, and peaked at about 70%. That can't be normal.
It usually takes 5-10 mins to load completely, although it usually opens within a minute and then gives me the beachball for the rest of that time. Once it does get loaded, it works fine as long as I don't Quit (then it takes just as long to load). Restarting the mac doesn't help, either.
I think I'll probably have to reinstall Office, but I was hoping someone might have an easier solution?