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I recently did a update from 10.4 to 10.5 and Microsoft word 2004 loads and then hangs, it gets to the select office program screen and it just hangs. It doesn't come up as not responding on the apple-alt esc window. It is a white macbook - anyone have any ideas? I have tried running the update but it says the copy of office cannot be found...
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Have you updated the OS yet to 10.5.2. Resolved it for me
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It does happen that an upgrade may necessitate re-installing some applications. Get out your Office disk, hit uninstall and see if a clean install will help.
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When I got this new Mac Pro, I installed Office 2004, figuring that even though it would have to run under Rosetta, the increased speed of the machine would offset the Rosetta slowdown, and it would run at about the same subjective speed as it did on my old PowerMac G5. Not so! It was a lot slower. AND, as you have observed, it would hang, it would crash, it was just not very satisfactory.

In the end, I played around with NeoOffice for a while, and then went out and purchased Office 2008. NeoOffice, despite being Intel native, is also amazingly bloated and slow.

A word to the wise to everyone considering Office 2008 though. It is no speed demon either, even on this new Mac Pro. Leave it to Microsoft to create a software package that can bring even a 3.2 GHz 8 core machine to its knees!

That having been said, I will give MS some credit. They have done a nice job with Office 2008. Unlike Office 2004, it now sports the look n feel of a real Mac application - I find it more natural to use than Office 2004 was.

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Amen! Office 2008 operates like it's running on a 600mhz machine. Dual Core BS BS!
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