Issues with Spaces...

Discussion in 'macOS' started by NowhereOutThere, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. NowhereOutThere, Jan 7, 2012
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2012

    NowhereOutThere macrumors member

    Jan 7, 2012
    Hey everyone! This is my first post on here, and I think this is the right board for it, but if not let me know! :)

    Anyways, I just received a MacBook Air from my mother, who decided she didn't need it after she got an iPad (which works out well, as she is the lightest of light computer users). I have been using a MacBook Pro from the last revision before they became unibody, with Leopard (10.5). I am accustom to using Spaces to sort out various outlines and lecture slides (I'm a university student), which works fine on my MBP, but when trying to separate different Word documents into different Spaces on the MBA, they all end up in the same space. Interestingly, this has never happened on my MBP, even though both have the same OS and the Spaces preferences are identical. Does anyone know what might be going on?
  2. WSR macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2011
    Check to see if Word or what app you are using is assigned to a specific Space. In SL, you goto :apple:-System Preferences-Expose & Spaces-Spaces and about the middle of the window is Application Assignments. If it is there select it and hit the - on the +-.

    Hope this helped.
  3. NowhereOutThere thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 7, 2012
    I'm using Microsoft Word 2008... Nothing is present in the Application Assignments when going to the Spaces preferences. Whenever I organize a series of Word documents into separate Spaces, choosing one Space to work in causes all of the documents to be clumped together in that space, no matter how I had them organized beforehand. It's definitely becoming slightly frustrating. :confused:
  4. WSR macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2011
    I've got Microsoft Word 2008 for the Mac as well and I couldn't get the same reaction when I had 2 windows in different Spaces. When I edited 1 of them, the other stayed in it's space.

    The only other thing I can think of is if your version of Word isn't up to date, and there was a bug that has been fixed.
  5. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    1. How are you separating the files into different Spaces?

    2. What action causes a file to "jump" to another Space?

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