Microsoft Office has ruined my computer!!!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by picklesunshine, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. picklesunshine macrumors newbie

    Apr 19, 2008
    I installed microsoft office 2008 for the Mac on my lapbook running OSX and since then safari is just a blur. Half the page doesn't load and the other half is gibberish and symbols.

    It doesnt matter what website I go to. Most of the page doesnt load and you can't read the rest.

    Anyone else have this problem or any suggetions?


    Very Unhappy in NJ
  2. G5power macrumors 6502

    Feb 25, 2005
    Do you have another browser such as Firefox installed?

    If so how is it working.

    MS Office shouldn't have any impact on Safari.

    Does everything else display normally?
  3. picklesunshine thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 19, 2008
    Firefox at the moment will not load.

    Safari was working fine until the moment we installed Microsoft office so I figure that has the be the reason it is not working now.
  4. wordmunger macrumors 603


    Sep 3, 2003
    North Carolina
    Sounds like you've got bigger problems than just MS office. I'd consider a fresh install of the entire OS.
  5. MatLane macrumors 6502a


    Sep 30, 2008
    England, United Kingdom
    Microsoft ;-(

    Not really sure whats causing that, tried re installing?
  6. davidwarren macrumors 6502a

    Aug 28, 2007
    did you resolve the duplicate fonts? I had an issue with Safari after office until I fixed the fonts.
  7. picklesunshine thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 19, 2008
    The Apple website and I tunes work just fine. PBS Kids works fine. Comcast and webkinz barely load and/or you cant read what loaded.

    I think I may just take it to geek squad and let them fix it.
  8. ntrigue macrumors 68040


    Jul 30, 2007
    It kills me that Micro$oft has found a way onto our OSX hard drives. But I digress, Office:2008 is absolutely necessary for Word and Excel. They also make me install Messenger and Entourage and removing these 'breaks' the ability to upgrade.
  9. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604


    May 28, 2005
  10. Quillz macrumors 65816


    Jan 6, 2006
    Los Angeles, CA
    What do you mean they "make you?" When doing a custom install of Office 2008, I only install Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

    Also, the chances of Office screwing up your computer the way you described is very slim. As others stated, your computer was likely already messed up before installing Office. (You know, since Macs don't always just work.) I'd recommend doing an archive & install.
  11. nadyne macrumors 6502a

    Jan 25, 2004
    Mountain View, CA USA
    First, try rebooting your computer. If you had Safari open when you installed Office, and if the website that you were viewing was using an Office font, it's possible that Safari is now having issues getting to the right font. A reboot should fix that.

    If that doesn't solve your problem, go into Font Book (it's on your Applications directory). From the Edit menu, click on "Resolve Duplicates". It's possible that you got yourself into a situation with duplicate fonts somehow.


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