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Old Mar 5, 2008, 01:13 PM   #1
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Excel freeze problem

I have the same problem mentioned here, my new Mac Pro(3.0, 8800), freezes when I try to maximize a window in Excel. I do not have this problem on my Imac.

Anyone else experience this? Is it a Mac Pro problem? Or a 8800 problem? Excel problem? Or a 10.5.2 problem?

All I know is it is my problem....

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Old Mar 5, 2008, 04:41 PM   #2
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I use an older version of Excel in MS Office X and it works fine.
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Old Mar 5, 2008, 05:45 PM   #3
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I have the same problem, and I have the same computer. I can make Excel crash pretty easily simply by copying a cell and switching the application. But the maximize screen thing brings the whole computer down. I just thought it was an Excel issue.
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Old Mar 6, 2008, 07:55 AM   #4
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I haven't tried this on my Mac Pro at home, but I just confirmed it with my MacBook Pro. It grabs all keyboard and mouse inputs, and essentially makes the machine useless. The machine continues to run (I had a music player in the background) but you have no control over it.

My suspicion is: if you have incoming SSH connections allowed, and have another computer near by, you could SSH into the Mac and kill Excel. I'll try that later when I get home, assuming I can get Excel to lock my Mac Pro up.

I'm pretty sure this is an MS problem, not an Apple one.

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Old Mar 8, 2008, 02:32 AM   #5
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Same problem here - Mac Pro with 8800GT.

Could be related to the graphics update.

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