All Office 2008 programs crash. Cause?

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  1. drew0020 macrumors 68000

    drew0020

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    I tried to open Word 2008 today and it crashed. It crashes every time. I decided to try Excel, Powerpoint and Entourage. All programs crash every time. Any ideas as to what can be causing this?
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Try a restart?

    You may need to reinstall Office ...
     
  3. drew0020 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I closed the programs and restarted the computer to no avail. This is the 2nd time this has happened. I was hoping for a solution other than constant removal/reinstallation of Office.
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Are you using anything like Xslimmer to remove PPC code or languages from Office?
     
  5. drew0020 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Nope not at all. I dont understand this and its quite frustrating.
     
  6. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Repair permissions?

    Some preference file may have had its permissions screwed up, causing office to fail to launch.
     
  7. Molnies macrumors member

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    This is just a random guess, at least it can't hurt, clean your font caches.
    I've had problems before and cleaning the font cache did help, but then again I have a rather large font portfolio. I use the (free) MainMenu app, but I'm sure there are other ways to do this.
     
  8. drew0020 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Ill try this first. Do I have to go into disk utility for the hd and just click repair permissions?
     
  9. nadyne macrumors 6502a

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    What have you changed since the applications started crashing and before, when they weren't?

    Have you moved your Office folder? Have you run an application like Xslimmer or Monolingual? Have you manually deleted something in your Office folder?

    Regards,
    Nadyne.
     
  10. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Yes.
     
  11. drew0020 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    All I did was try to open a file from my download stack. This is a file that I sent myself from another email. The file is clean and should have opened.
     
  12. drew0020 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I tried this and it didnt work. Thanks for the suggestion though!
     

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