[X-Newbies] MS Word connects to internet

Jane TheMacintoshLady at earthlink.net
Tue Apr 5 09:32:55 PDT 2005

Network? What network? You mean I can't have this application on 
another machine? I have Office for 9 running on a laptop but how can it 
see that machine? I have no ports open.

On Apr 5, 2005, at 11:39 AM, Malcolm Cornelius wrote:

>> On Apr 5, 2005 7:56 PM, Jane <TheMacintoshLady at earthlink.net> wrote:
>>> How can I stop Word from connecting to the internet and sending data
>>> back while I am using it? I have scoured the prefs to no avail and 
>>> the
>>> only solution would be to disconnect the computer from the network
>>> while using Word.
>>> I know it is connecting because when I quit it says "connecting to 
>>> the
>>> printer" and  the IE Cache.waf file appears on the desktop.
>>> Apparently my saved document info goes back to big brother at 
>>> Microsoft.
>> I can't tell you how to stop it, but I do remember (don't shoot me)
>> seeing postings about the same "feature" with regards to the Windows
>> version. From what I remember, that "feature" is expressly covered in
>> the MS licensing agreement. Windows Media Player for Mac does the same
>> and I know that that "feature" is expressly covered for that
>> application. Come to think of it, I am not sure whether this was a
>> Word XP thing or a Windows XP thing. Try to check the license
>> agreement.
> Isn't it just checking on your network to see if there is another copy
> running ?
> Blocking port 2222 stops it IIRC
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