Help for Excel 2004

Discussion in 'OS X and OS X Apps' started by cityslicker, Jun 22, 2007.

  1. cityslicker

    cityslicker New Member

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    My excel keeps on crashing! for work, i have to open some computation heavy files and it just keeps on quitting unexpectedly. i have half the mind to just delete and re-install Microsoft Office. Problem is, i dont know what's gonna happen to my entourage (the loss of the files of which will be the death of me). Hope someone could give suggestions on what i should do.

    TIA!
     
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    Have you updated to the latest Office service pack? You can get them at Mactopia Downloads. You should also try repairing permissions.
     
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    hi Gomi! thanks for the advice... no luck though..
     
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    the spreadsheet that i usually open requires me to enable marcros maybe that means something?
     
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    Don't worry about reinstalling your Office. Your Entourage files are safe under /Documents/Microsoft User Data in your Home folder. Enabling macros won't necessarily mess up your app; I suspect it's a corrupted font (or maybe an MS system font that got "accidentally" deleted?).
     
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    hi soloworx, thank you so much! so i just delete the microsoft office folder and if and when i re-install it, it automatically reads the database et al?
     
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    Yes cityslicker. Before you do that, search Spotlight for MS Office - it may show other plist files (preferences) created when you installed MS Office - you ought to delete those also so you'll have a squeaky clean machine. I really think your problem is caused by corrupted fonts, especially the ones installed and used by MS.
     
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    thanks soloworx and gomi! :)
     

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