Recently I ran into a problem where I was trying to paste some very cool Mikrotik info I found into a word doc so I could look at it later. I noticed that if I pasted it into notepad it worked great. I also noticed that what was so odd is that there was a file I could not open I got from somebody.
I could open other doc files but not this one.
I went on the mad chase of repairing Office
Diagnosing if it was the Word Template
and all sorts of other tricks
In the End it landed up being that I had installed a printer on my NAS using a TCP/IP port and that when the NAS was powered off word would try to connect to this printer in the background and could not.
Rather then boot up my NAS I just removed then entries freom the registry as Im too lazy at this point to fix it for real
Hacked out the Printer that said NASprinterNameHere
Restarted the spooler service and VOILA
Now word doesnt freeze when opening the document I couldnt open before. Also pasting anything from Web a word doc no longer freezes
Maybe I will figure out why word freezes on non avialable printers later but for now hope this helps someone who runs into this problem