office for mac issue

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  1. cpnotebook80 macrumors 6502a

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    I just installed the new office and its all updated.Everytime i try to launch word or excel etc..i get that stupid autoupdate window and i click it manually and click close and it never goes away when opening any office application.
    i cant open any application in office.
    any advice
     
  2. Avro macrumors regular

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    Remove it and try a reinstall. Problem is that Microsoft doesn't write software very well. Is there any particular reason why you are using it? There are better Word Processors out there: Nisus Writer Pro, Pages and Scrivener are all better than Word and on the email side both Mail and Mailsmith are better than Entourage. I am still using PowerPoint for presentations but will go over to Keynote in the near future.

    The only time I actually use Word is when someone requests it, which means about once every 3 months. :apple:
     
  3. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030

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    Open word, then preferences, and you can change the updates to manual. You shouldn't get the pop up again. It's on the general page about half way down.
     

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  4. cpnotebook80 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I cant open word anymore for some reason since the autoupdate check shows up first .
    anyways, i decided to use the windows word via crossover.
    The reason i have to use is work related files sometimes i bring home.
    I noticed the mac version of office a bit too bulky.
    thanks for ure help
     
  5. Avro macrumors regular

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    Fair enough. If you need great compatibility Word is a good choice. The odd piece from Work (usually tables) do not come out well in Nisus Writer Pro so I am glad that I have Word 2008 on my Hard Drive.
     
  6. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030

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    @cpnotebook80

    If you ever decide to reformat the Mac, consider installing word:Mac. It should let you edit the profile then, as no old files would remain.
     

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