Office 2004 stopped working after installing SL

Discussion in 'macOS' started by fstigre, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. fstigre macrumors regular

    fstigre

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    Hi,

    For some reason Office 2004 stop working after installing SL when I click word, excel etc... it doesn’t open and eventually won’t respond. I uninstalled and reinstalled office deleted some duplicate fonts as suggested in some other forums but still not working, the funny thing is that it works when I log into the Guest account and also in safe mode. I downloaded Open Office but some of the spread sheet I have look different (smaller font some cells don’t show the full content etc.).

    Any suggestion will be appreciated.

    Thanks
     
  2. macrem macrumors 65816

    macrem

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    Take it back, demand a refund, install iWork or OpenOffice instead ;-)
     
  3. JediSkipdogg macrumors member

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    When you installed SL did you customize the install and add Rosetta to the list? Office 2004 requires Rosetta and it's not installed by default.
     
  4. rdowns macrumors Penryn

    rdowns

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    The installer requires Rosetta so it would have had to be installed.
     
  5. macrem macrumors 65816

    macrem

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    OpenOffice does not require Rosetta, you can open/save files in MS formats if needed, & it's free!
     
  6. lostless macrumors 6502

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    A good macified version of open office is called neooffice. Open office works only in x windows, while not bad, loses its mac look and feel. Neo office is all the tools in open office, but put to a mac user interface.
     
  7. brad.c macrumors 68020

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    I (begrudgingly) opened Word 2004 after upgrading, and was prompted to install Rosetta. It's possible you are being prompted, but not seeing the prompt. Cmd + TAB to see if there are any installation scripts open.
     
  8. fstigre thread starter macrumors regular

    fstigre

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    Yes, rosetta is installed I did this manually. I do have open office installed, but as I said in my original post some existing spread sheets from Microsoft Office look different in open office (some cells don’t show the full content).

    Thanks
     

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