Outlook 2011 crashing since installing Mountain Lion

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by qveda, Aug 29, 2012.

  1. qveda macrumors regular

    Sep 8, 2008
    Could be a coincidence, but since upgrading to ML, Outlook 2011 crashes a few seconds after it opens.
    Microsoft Outlook must be closed because an error occurred. Any unsaved work may be lost.​

    is it just me ?
  2. jwk70 macrumors newbie

    Aug 29, 2012
    Outlook 2011/Mountain Lion 10.8.1 crashing

    I'm having the exect same issue and have been combing the web trying to find a work around. I've reinstalled Office, rebuilt my Font Book and rebuilt my Outlook database...nothing works...I'm also have an issue with my desktop clock every time my macbook goes to sleep it stops keeping proper time. Funny thing though the time is exactly right when I got to "Date & Time" in preferences...sure could use some good idea on the Outlook fix...I can live with a screwed up clock but I live for Outlook.
  3. qveda thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 8, 2008
    I did manage to fix this by rebuilding Outlook database (Identities) using the instructions that I found at www.microsoft.com/mac .
  4. colloc macrumors member

    Jul 27, 2012
    Just a curious question, why do you use Outlook with a Mac? Is Outlook better than the Apple Mail app? I am new to Mac.
  5. qveda, Aug 31, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2012

    qveda thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 8, 2008
    I'm used to using Office and Outlook (on windows, at work). I got MS Office for Mac which includes Outlook to make it easier to share back and forth with work environment. as I recall, I could do more rich text editing, see images embedded in the emails etc more extensively in Outlook for Mac than the native Mac Mail app. and I think that Mac Mail wouldn't let me create personal folders - but I may be remembering it wrong. In any case, things may have evolved over the last few years. so I will check out native Mail to see if it would make sense to switch.

    I can say that Office for Mac 2010 completely sucked ! but 2011 version was much better, especially Excel and Word. Even today , there are weird things with Office for Mac 2011, like icon for increasing/decreasing font sizes - the small "A" icon is for increasing font size, and the large "A" icon is for decreasing - wtf !
  6. scottsjack macrumors 68000

    Aug 25, 2010
    Outlook 2011 is more complicated than Mail, Address Book and Calendar. Using it might depend on what other machines you want to sync with. The best thing about Outlook 2011 is that it usually comes with Word and Excel, both of which are waaaaaaay better than Pages and Numbers for any work more advanced than really basic.

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