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I have Excel on my IMAC, it locks up quite frequently. Any solutions to this?
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What OS are you running?
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I sorted that issue by going to iWork. Have you checked it out it imports all M$ files and can export in M$ as well as others;


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Only showing Word here in Pages 09 but does same for excel.
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What OS and what version of Office? Have you installed all the Office updates?
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Are the files that lock up rather large? (How many kb or mb?)
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Thanks to those who responded.

I am operation osx 10.5.8 and have installed Apple and office updates. Currently office 8 for mac version 12.0. I use excel all day long - some large files (few megs)

I have looked into iworks 09 and it sound great. I downloaded the trial version. It also locked up.

When my computer locks up the spinning wheel is visible but I cannot do anything. I wait and wait but eventually all I can do it a hard shutdown and restart. Excel reopens with the files wanting me to resave them.

It is a random problem, not daily, but frequent.

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When Excel locks up, is there an error message?

If so, what does it say? If not, exactly what happens when it "locks up"?
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Did u do apple update then an Office update? if so try downloading and installing this to see if it helps.
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When Excel locks up, is there an error message?

If so, what does it say? If not, exactly what happens when it "locks up"?
No, just the spinning wheel forever.
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did u do apple update then an office update? If so try downloading and installing this to see if it helps.
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The current version of Office is 12.1.7. Looks like you need to update Office, which you can download from the Microsoft website.
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It might be time to use the Remove Office tool and reinstall it.
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Running Snow Leopard. When I get repeated lockups I've had good results exiting (or killing) Excel and deleting the preferences file ~/Library/Preferences/com.microsoft.Excel.plist
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or ~/Library/Preferences/microsoft/com. etc.
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