Weird MS Word "bug"

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

  1. anamolous macrumors newbie

    Apr 18, 2003
    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?!!!

  2. FattyMembrane macrumors 6502a


    Apr 14, 2002
    bat country
    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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