Apologies for not responding sooner. I started to reply and then Firefox imploded. Apologies also for hijacking the original discussion.
Yes. I have changed the order of ActiveX and MultiView and tweaked the formats that each viewer handles.
The results differ, for example in the "right click" options available for each viewer and in what it looks like, although I can set both to look "WYSIWYG". In the MultiView sessions, I can see the same options that I see when using QuickView.
Another way of confirming this is to switch between viewers using the "right click" options in the viewer status bar.
Having just run some more experiments to confirm this, MultiView renders Word files much more rapidly than ActiveX.
Always the same slow behaviour. Powerdesk and Multiview are instantaneous. ActiveX always has a delay.
But as I said to the original questioner, and the reason why I chipped in, the delay is a few seconds, unlike the huge delay he complained of. Not really serious enough to be off putting.
You also asked:
A lot less than the delay in DOpus.
By the way, the reasoning behind creating a temp copy of Word files seems to be that you have to do so so that DOpus can delete a file. This does not seem to be the case in MultiView. It deletes just fine. Is it also "temp"ing?
By the way, I saw that there is a new version of the ActiveX viewer set. Maybe I should install that before continuing with this feedback. The issue may have gone away!
Hope all this helps. Sorry for rambling on.