MS office is EXTREMELY slow on my MBP :(

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sevimli, Oct 6, 2007.

  1. sevimli macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2007
    It has been over 2 months since I got my MBP. I have to use MS office for making posters, presentations etc. But it is extremely slow, not smooth! I have a power point file, i really cannot drag pictures in it, it just hangs, sometimes freezes. It really is annoying me. Almost same for the WORD files. Cannot smoothly edit/read word files. scrolling down is taking forever :(

    I've tried everything, nothing changed. Like fresh installation of OS and office. Disk defragmentation, disk utility etc.

    Am i missing something here???

    PS. my mbp is a 2.4SR 4gb ram.
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603


    Jan 31, 2005
    Omaha, NE, USA
    Office is not a universal application, so it's an old powerPC app running under rosetta.

    That'll make it slow.
  3. sevimli thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2007
    Thanks, but I do know it, I used the same ms office on a macbook 1.83ghz, it wasn't like that.

    Also all the professors and lecturers use it, so if it is always like this, how can they bear with it?:confused:
  4. netdog macrumors 603


    Feb 6, 2006
    Not extremely slow.

    Do you have enough free space on your hard drive?
  5. sevimli thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2007
    ~80gb is empty on my hdd.

    Parallels also works slower compare to my old 1.83 macbook w/ 2gb ram. :(
  6. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    You have something badly wrong with your OS or your Office installation, Can't tell from here what it is.

    Suggest stripping out every trace of Office, and then reinstalling it from the CDs.

    Oh - Also try removing each of your RAM modules in turn and running with just one, to see if it is bad RAM. Run Apple Hardware Test.
  7. sevimli thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2007
    Thanks alot,
    Actually i did almost eveything you said except removing&testing ram modules.
  8. Kendall015 macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2006
  9. psychofreak Retired


    May 16, 2006
    If it stays slow I would recommend NeoOffice highly, as it is Universal. Is there a problem with other Rosetta apps?

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