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  • "Scanning…" dialog on document open

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    Home Forums AskWoody support Microsoft Office by version Office 365 and Click-to-Run "Scanning…" dialog on document open

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      WSjsachs177
      AskWoody Lounger

      I’m using Office 365 ProPlus. Whenever Word opens certain documents it displays a “Scanning…” dialog. There’s no hint of what is scanning, or what it’s scanning for. The scanning operation can take anywhere from a few seconds to several minutes, depending on mysterious factors (not noticeably correlated to document size).

       

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      WSjsachs177
      AskWoody Lounger

      Continuing the previous message, after discovering that the forum software automatically posts the message when I attach the file.

      I can edit while whatever-it-is is scanning, although it can be difficult because the “Scanning” dialog is always on top. If I try to close the box, Word crashes.

      I work in a professional firewalled environment where infection is not a real issue, and no one edits these files except me. Scanning is a waste of time, whoever is doing it. Can I identify the meddlesome party and make it stop?

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      b
      AskWoody Plus

      Difficult to tell from that, I think. What antivirus is in use, and which version of Windows?

      Windows 10 Pro Version 1909 (Group ASAP)

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