Weird MS Word "bug"

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by anamolous, Apr 18, 2003.

  1. anamolous macrumors newbie

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    Has anyone out there come across this bizarre little "bug":

    A friend of mine is running Office X. When in word, whenever she tries to type the word "American", the software 'unexpectedly quits' upon typing the "r". No, this really isn't a joke; I saw it happen!!! All other words type just fine...

    Anyone know what the deal is?!!!

    thanks.
     
  2. FattyMembrane macrumors 6502a

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    i think word itself is a bug. however, this problem does sound odd. the only thing i could suggest would be disabling live spelling and grammar checking, as well as all of the other address/name/url mojo word tries to create while your typing. it would seem some process that's monitoring what is being typed (grammar/spelling) is freaking out under particular circumstances. you could also create a richtext document in textedit that includes the word "American", import it, spell-check it, and see what happens. try words that have the same two or three letters as well: amorous, America, amorphous, amity...

    or maybe ms has no pride in the country;)
     

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