When I start up Word (from Office XP) on my Win98se system it starts
maximized with a blank doc ready to go. HOWEVER, when I go to FILE--OPEN
(or the open file icon on toolbar) the whole window is minimized to the
taskbar. That's it...no open file dialog box, no nothing. I must then
click on the taskbar button for Word to maximize/display the open file
dialog box, then choose my file by browsing, and then everything seems to be
back to normal.
In fact, after it does this the first time I open it and go through it once,
as long as I keep the application open, it does not recur.
I've never experienced this before with any program. Why is the application
disappearing itself upon executing this option?