If you're running Norton Personal Firewall version 2 or earlier, turn off
Stealth Mode. That is known to cause this sort of problem.
If that doesn't fix it, you should try shutting off whatever firewalls you
have to see if they're the issue. If they are, then there are probably some
ports you need to enable (I don't know which ones offhand).
On 12/8/03 1:13 AM, in article
> After running the recent upgrade for Office X (version 10.1.5), I've
> noticed that all the applications - Entourage, Excel, Word, and
> Powerpoint - take a considerable amount of time to shutdown when you
> exit the application. Testing each of the four applications,
> selecting "Quit application" closes all windows, but then takes up to
> one full minute to shutdown the application completely. This problem
> is consistent across all four applications.
> Is anyone else experiencing this problem? If so, is there a fix yet
> from MS that I have not seen?
Mickey Stevens (Microsoft MVP for Office:mac)
PowerPoint FAQ featuring PowerPoint:mac: <http://www.pptfaq.com/>
Entourage Help Page: <http://www.entourage.mvps.org/toc.html>