iWork '08 in Leopard doesn't work

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  1. windowsymac macrumors newbie

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    Unfortunately iWork '08 doesn't work on my Leopard machine (it has only 512 MB of RAM, maybe that's the problem). When I click Pages (or Numbers), it just shows me a few blank pages like shown in the thumbnails. Also, I cannnot close a window, as you can see by the pressed "X" button. However, microsoft office word and excel work just fine. Any ideas on how to solve this problem?
     

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  2. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030

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    Early guess, is delete the app and reinstall it. Either way, more mem is a must. 1gb or more these days.
     
  3. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Do you get the same results in Pages, Keynote and Numbers?
     
  4. windowsymac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Now that you've mentioned it, I tried Keynote (which I do not use) and it doesn't even load. I see the menus, but no windows and the spinning beach ball. With Numbers, it's about the same as Pages.
     
  5. windowsymac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    However, I have also noticed that even running mail, safari, word, excel, ical, preview, etc, etc, all at once, everything works fine. However, when I try to run one iWork program, the computer just stalls.
     
  6. JNB macrumors 604

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    For possible reference, my iWork apps use about 170 MB (all launched simultaneously, along with Activity Monitor, Entourage, Mail, and Safari).

    So I guess it depends on what else is chewing up available resources. I'd try a reinstall, and make sure you leave them in /Applications, otherwise updates are a PITA. Also, RAM is too cheap not to upgrade.
     

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  7. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    This is an odd problem. A reinstall of iWork might be needed and might do the trick, but before I did that I would try creating a new user account and see if the problem persists in that new account. If it doesn't, then you can probably fix it by throwing out the application preferences and/or application support files.
     
  8. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    I doubt memory is the problem. My son has a Core Solo mini with 512 MB and it runs iWork 08/Leopard just fine.
     

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