Microsoft Office Unstable

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  1. CoMpX macrumors 65816

    CoMpX

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    I have Microsoft office 2004 for Mac on my iBook and it is very unreliable. I believe that Office is the best office suite, even if it is made by Microsoft. :rolleyes: However, I have noticed Word and Excel crashing constantly, sometimes locking up the entire system. In word, it will crash when I do something like press return to skip to the next line. When I relaunch it, Word crashes again when I perform that same action. Excel crashes using the Visual Basic editor. Is this a corruption problem or is it something more? I really need to get this stuff working reliably, it's for school

    Thanks everyone for your time.
     
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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    This is not normal behaviour for Office.. I would completely delete it, including the preference files and Application support files in your Libraries, and then reinstall it from the original CDs.
     
  3. kiwi-in-uk macrumors 6502a

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    Something similar happened to me when I first installed Office X. It was very unreliable.
    The way I fixed it was to resolve all the duplicate fonts. It may not work for you, but worth trying before you reinstall Office.
    (Edit: and after you reinstall)

    Good luck
     
  4. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

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    "resolve all duplicate fonts"?

    don't you mean remove?

    If that doesn't work, then I'd say remove and re-install.
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Also, there's a known issue with DivX, 3ivX and Flip4Mac all being installed on the same system with Office. If you remove either the first two or the last app then Office may start working properly. In other words, you can have the combination of DivX and 3ivX or you can have Flip4Mac. :)
     
  6. CoMpX thread starter macrumors 65816

    CoMpX

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    Well I deleted EVERYTHING which took me a while to get all of the files, and I'm reinstalling now. I'll let you know tomorrow after I can test it.
     

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