starting apps from the dock

Discussion in 'macOS' started by bartkarin, Nov 23, 2006.

  1. bartkarin macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi, I'm using an iMac G5 10.4.8
    The Mac is in use almost all day ( 07:00-01:00 ) and I sometimes have to give a restart because simple applications like excel or word won't start when I want to open a document or even when I try to start them from the dock.
    I have installed all the latest downloads. I have never had this before with any of my other Mac's
    Anyone any suggestions?

    thanks Bart
     
  2. tyr2 macrumors 6502a

    tyr2

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    Leeds, UK
    #2
    Check for any unusual messages in the system log when you launch them, they might give you a clue as to the problem.

    IIRC the app to view the logs is called 'Console' in the 'Utilities' folder.
     
  3. bartkarin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks I've looked at it before but it's all jibberish to me I get things like:

    ===== donderdag 23 november 2006 16:40:09 uur Europe/Amsterdam =====
    Nov 23 16:40:13 computer-van-bart-duijvelshoff crashdump[432]: Microsoft Excel crashed
    Nov 23 16:40:14 computer-van-bart-duijvelshoff crashdump[432]: crash report written to: /Users/...../Library/Logs/CrashReporter/Microsoft Excel.crash.log

    But in the logs folder I cannot find anything like Microsoft Excel.crash.log:(
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    #4
    Do you still have the Office trial on your computer? Even if it's in the Trash, it'll cause behaviour like this.
     

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