If you double-click a document (for example, in Microsoft Windows Explorer) to open the document in Microsoft Office Word 2007 or in Microsoft Office Word 2003, you may receive the following error message:
The command cannot be performed because a dialog box is open. Click "OK" and then close open dialog boxes to continue.
You do not receive this error message in Microsoft Word 2002.
This problem may occur if you have a Word template in your Startup folder that contains an autoexec macro that opens a dialog box.
Method 1: Open in Word
To open the document directly in Word, follow these steps.
Start Word 2007.
Click the Microsoft Office Button, and then click Open.
In the Open dialog box, click the document that you want, and then click Open.
Start Word 2003.
On the File menu, click Open.
In the Open dialog box, select the document that you want, and then click Open.
Method 2: Remove the Template from Your Startup Folder
To remove a template from your startup folder, follow these steps. Word 2007
Exit Word 2007.
Click Start, point to Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Windows Explorer.
Locate one of the following folders:
C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Microsoft\Word\STARTUP
Note In Windows Vista, locate the folder C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Word\STARTUP