Can't run Excel and Powerpoint at the same time

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Rewes, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. Rewes macrumors member

    Apr 26, 2005
    I have this weird problem.

    I can not open Excel and Powerpoint at the same time. I have to quit PP in order to open Excel or it won't open. Also Excel needs to be off or PP will crash when opened. Word seems to be working fine.

    I have reinstalled Office 2008 now twice with no help. I have also updated to the lates 12.1.5 version and no help. I also tried to repair permissions and deleted the .plist files but that did nothing.

    Any ideas?
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    See if this works:
    1. Close all MS Office apps
    2. Move the Mac HD/Users/~user~/Library/Preferences/Microsoft folder to your Desktop
    3. Move the Mac HD/Users/~user~/Library/Preferences/*.plist files (all) to your Desktop
    4. Launch Excel
    5. Launch Powerpoint
  3. Rewes thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 26, 2005

    Ok, so this is what I did.

    - I deleted everything related to any version of MS Office.
    - Restarted
    - Downloaded the 12.10 and 12.15 combo updates from
    - Repaired permissions
    - Restarted
    - Made sure all other apps were closed and installed Office 2008
    - Repaired permissions
    - Installed the 12.10 and 12.15 updates
    - Restarted

    It seems to be working now. I hope it stays this way.

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