It happens most aggravatingly when I go to change fonts, which I have to do often for my work-work (creating translations of documents) My Fontbook isn't on my external. It's on my internal drive. There's no flipping reason why MS Word should need to spool up my external drive, while I wait, getting frustrated, for it to find my fonts where they always are on any flipping Mac. Anyone know how to either make it not spool up the external, or point it to the dedicated folder for fonts and have it never, ever, ever, ever look somewhere else for something that doesn't belong anywhere else? Thanks, Hates MS Word with a Passion, Jr.