Problem with Excel:Mac 2008

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by evie, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. evie macrumors newbie

    Aug 2, 2008
    I just migrated to Mac from a PC (after years of abuse, I just gave up!) and I am very happy so far. One problem I have encountered is with the Excel:Mac 2008 program, which I had to load because of work issues.

    Whenever I open an Excel file (which were all created on PCs), the Mac seems to lock up. I can sometimes access other programs but sometimes have to turn off the computer all together because it just locks.

    Has anyone encountered this? Any suggestions on what to do?

    Thanks, in advance, for your help.

  2. benmrii macrumors 65816


    Nov 14, 2007
    I've had a similar issue before but it was resolved with updates. Have you run all the updates? If so, probably try a reinstall.
  3. evie thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 2, 2008
  4. Stephenoraw macrumors newbie

    Oct 1, 2008
    Excel Lock up

    Hi There

    I'm also new to Mac & experiencing the same problem. The same excel file freezes the whole mac but then later will open with no hassles whatsoever. Did the advice given on the forum help you?

    I have just run the latest updates and it seems to have made no difference.


  5. evie thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 2, 2008
    yeah, it worked. word, however, is still a pain in the butt. does all sorts of wacky things in spaces and sometimes decides just to freeze.

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