In short, Word crashes silently upon opening certain documents. The problem seems to be with documents that include Comments. I have tested by using WinWord to remove the comments from a file that crashed. After removing the comments, Word opens just fine.
Furthermore, when creating new comments in a fresh document, Word crashes.
I have tried all
- reinstalled Word 14.3.8
- deleting all caches (font and otherwise) using Onyx
- Installing latest Java
- disabling MS Error Reporting
all of which didn't help.