Hello Mike, I recently installed Microsoft Office 2003, and every time I start Word it wants to connect to the Internet. I have Zone Alarm stopping it, although I let it through once to see if it was something I needed to know about. Nothing at all came up, but it tries every single time. None of the other Office programs seem to do this. Any idea why Word wants to phone home all the time? Is it just lonely and homesick or what? Ron For a web-based membership management utility and information on list policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject.