Did you delete the normal.dot file and try again?
I have a Dell, 512 mem, winxp pro, 40gb hard drive, cd burner, MS Office 2003 and some other programs.
Lately, just about every time I open and use Word I get a box with the following words:
Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library
Program:C:/Program files/microsoft office/office11/winword.exe
abnormal program termination
When I click on 'ok' the entire program closes and if I haven't had a chance to save, all is lost.
I went to the control panel and the Office section and chose to run repair. That seemed to run fine and the message came back saying that MS Office 2003 was repaired.
I have gone to the MS update site and have SP1 for Office 2003 installed including KB830000 and when I run update check, it says I don't need any more updates.
Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated.