Problems With Spaces and Word 2008

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by PandaDeTueur, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. PandaDeTueur macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2008
    Midwest Coast
    I am pretty new to Mac and just discovered the joys of Spaces. Sometimes when I use Word 2008, however, when I am switching between spaces (say Word is on Space 4 and Firefox is on Space 1) then randomly the Word document I am working on will switch to another space. Is there anything I can do to fix this, or do I just have to deal?
  2. CrzyCanuck72 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2003
    the 10.5.4 update supposedly fixed this known issue... in my experience, it still happens from time to time. Basically Spaces and Word 2008 still don't play nicely... either deal with it and wait for it to be properly fixed, or use Word 2004, which doesn't have those issues.
  3. chscag macrumors 68030


    Feb 17, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Yep. Spaces and Word 2008 don't play nice. There's a whole series of threads on the Microsoft Office Word 2008 forum talking about the same problem you're having.

    The standard answer from the MS MVPs is "it's broken". We'll just have to wait until MS addresses this in a service pack - that along with several other important issues which need fixing.

  4. Yinshizhai macrumors newbie

    Feb 24, 2008
    Workaround to the Space problem

    I found a workaround to the Spaces problem. If you switch Word to the background of another running program before you go to another space, Word will always be a good boy waiting for you in the same place. Not sure if it will fulfill everyone's needs, but it works pretty well for me.
  5. arcaiix macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2009
    I'm running OS 10.5.6 and Word 2008 12.1.5 (081119). I have this issue on a daily basis. Basically, I click in Word and Spaces shoots off to some other Space. It also happens a lot when I click the Formatting Palette. Usually just moves the document or Palette to another window. Not only annoying, but very random. To me it's pretty unacceptable that such a common and blatantly annoying bug could be going on for so long, but it seems most fingers point to Microsoft, go figure. Just thought I'd share.
  6. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    Office 2008 doesn't work well on Spaces; just set Office programs to space #1
  7. nadyne macrumors 6502a

    Jan 25, 2004
    Mountain View, CA USA
    Sorry, guys. :( It's a known issue, and it's Apple's to fix. We've even shown them our code to see if they can offer a workaround that we can implement now. That resulted in some changes to both our code and Leopard which got rid of some of it, but that didn't fix everything.

    If you want deep dark gory technical details, check out this blog post from one of our senior developers.

  8. arcaiix macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2009
  9. kastenbrust macrumors 68030


    Dec 26, 2008
    North Korea
    ahhhhahaha all these problems stem from Microsofts programmers' incapability to learn codes other than VB, .Net and C Sharp.
    Coconut and Xcode rules.
  10. miamialley macrumors 68030


    Jul 28, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
  11. mpt-matthew macrumors regular

    Aug 11, 2010
    Word 2011?

    I have posted a new thread regarding this, but I was wondering if this is the same issue.
    I'm using word 2011, with 10.6.7.
    When I use spaces, sometimes i get flipped form one to another in word.

    Google jumping spaces.

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