office apps crash on open

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by Matthé, Jun 24, 2003.

  1. Matthé macrumors member

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    #1
    all of them except entourage quits on startup
    WHY?
    sadly I really need office
     
  2. zimv20 macrumors 601

    zimv20

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    #2
    i saw this once and it was a font problem -- some were corrupted.

    my clue -- when word started up, it shows status in the splash window. it paused at "loading fonts" or similar language. have a look at the splash screen and it might give you a clue.
     
  3. Matthé thread starter macrumors member

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    so it does!

    indeed fonts appear to be the problem
    thank you very much
     
  4. pEZ macrumors 6502

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    In another situation, especially Word, it would start up and run for approximately 20 seconds and then quit. I found that the problem was corrupt preference files. Go into the /Library/Preferences on your root folder and delete them. All happy.
     
  5. zimv20 macrumors 601

    zimv20

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    #5
    Re: so it does!

    glad i could help
     

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