My Outlook 2000 never closes without me wondering if it really did. Outlook XP and 2003 seem to suffer the same malady.
As to Word, you need to try the usual NORMAL.DOT deletion trick.
As to Acrobat, you would try the manual cleanup of ACR*.TMP files and their latest version. It's not bugfree but we seem to get by anyway.
Best of luck,
I have had difficulty with several of my Office 2003 programs including Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint. I'm not sure if the software is merely buggy or if something else more insidious is going on. Anyway, I have tried to uninstall the entire office package and reinstall only to have everything come back entirely as it was before along with it's little tics and problems.
I have a brand new custom built computer (built it myself...thank you very much!!!) Windows XP with SP2 and updates, Kaspersy Suite so I shouldn't have any nasties running around. I am a statistician so I have various pieces of technical software. I'm not a gamer so I don't have any big games on the computer.
Outlook never closes properly...or so it complains. Although I don't notice any problems I always get that annoying popup window from Microsoft telling me it didn't close properly and wouldn't I like to report the problem to them. The answer is a big fat NO!!! How do I shut that window off? At this point, I don't care if Outlook is shutting down properly...just quit bugging me after the fact.
My Word seizes up during my work. Suddenly the mouse cursor freezes and nothing moves. I can't call up the task manager with ctl alt del...so the entire system is locked-up. I originally thought it was my wireless laser mouse but it only happens in Word. It also gives me headaches when I try to call up an attachment from Outlook. It sits indefinitely with a partial window. I have to click through other windows and go back to Word to get the full view. This is so weird.
Finally, my PowerPoint and Acrobat fight constantly. This shouldn't happen. When I try to save something in acrobat format it tries to save it twice. I can't even explain what's happening because it's so weird.
Anyway, it seems to me that my install of Office 2003 is not very good. What I need to do is uninstall the software COMPLETELY. I imagine some of my settings are at fault and I need to get rid of them and start completely fresh. How do I get rid of everything so that I can start over with a clean slate?