Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Applications > Mac Applications and Mac App Store

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Sep 7, 2011, 10:53 AM   #1
jlboz
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Office 2011 problem

Hi guy's,

I'm having a real confusing problem with Office 2011 on a MacBook Pro with Lion OS! The problem is that when ever I open Word I get the following error..

'The open xml file normal.dotm cannot be opened because there are problems with the contents or the file name might contain invalid characters'

I've tried uninstalling and re-installing, running the latest updates, Repairing the Disk Permissions, removing everything to do with Office, renaming the Normal.dotm file, deleting the Normal.dotm file and installing it from another account (which works in their account but not the one I want it to work in!).

I was anyone had come across this problem before and found a solution? I've searched the web but found nothing that works.

Cheers

Last edited by jlboz; Sep 8, 2011 at 05:27 AM.
jlboz is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 26, 2013, 06:51 PM   #2
garicgymro
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Try changing the order of preferred languages

Hopefully you've resolved this problem yourself by now, but I found the same problem today. I also found that backspace and tab had stopped working in Excel. Turns out this is because I'd changed the order of preferred languages on my MacBook settings. Once I reverted to the original order and restarted, everything started working fine.

I hope this helps people searching for help with this problem in the future.
garicgymro is offline   1 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Applications > Mac Applications and Mac App Store

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Office 2011 Deactivation Fooj Mac Applications and Mac App Store 9 Oct 16, 2013 05:32 PM
Office 2011 to replace 2008 and Office 2008 Removal/Uninstall NickZac Mac Basics and Help 8 Mar 20, 2012 10:32 AM
Office 2011 Subscribed Public Folders Calendar Options AlliOop Mac Applications and Mac App Store 0 Aug 1, 2011 10:41 AM
Office 2008 or Office 2011? Politis MacBook Pro 13 Feb 10, 2011 02:46 PM
Office 2010 via VMFusion 3.0 or Mac Office 2011? acoustic42 Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac 9 Nov 8, 2010 08:58 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:26 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC