I have Word documents attached to various projects but I have frequent lock up issues with the two of them open at the same time. Last time this happened to me I ended Word, after 3 mins of waiting on save doc, and Visual Studio started to respond again.
General Steps to Cause Issue:
- Double click on a Word doc from the Solution Explorer
- Modify Doc
- Click Save in Word, at that point Word has a tendency to lock up
If I open Word doc via Explorer or Recent Docs in Word I don’t seem to have any trouble.