After reinstalling Adobe Arcobat 9 for a user on a machine running Office 2010, Word would crash within seconds of Opening. This is because Acrobat 9 is incompatible with Office 2010. But with it hanging so quickly, I needed to open Word without any Add-Ins so I can disable the Acrobat Add-In.
Hold the CTRL key down while clicking on the Office Application you would like to open.
You’ll be greeted by the following prompt:
Click Yes to continue opening Word in Safe Mode.
Browse to the path of WinWord.exe, for Office 2010 it is usually C:Program Files (x86)Microsoft OfficeOffice14Winword.exe
Copy and paste this into the “Search Programs and Files” area of the Start Menu, put it in quotes then add the /a switch to the end.
“C:Program Files (x86)Microsoft OfficeOffice14Winword.exe” /a
Word will now open without any Add-Ins.
To disable the problematic Add-In, click File, Options, Add-Ins. Select the type of Add-In from the Mange dropdown menu at the bottom of the dialogue box, and click Go.
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