New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
OS X - Apps and Games Discussion of applications and games available for Mac OS X.

word 2004 TEST DRIVE really slow on macbook 2.0GHz Core Duo


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
phatgreatwall
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

hey there guys, im just running the Word 2004 Test Drive, and it's VERY slow, dunno what's causing it .... im also running bittorrent on the background and itunes, shouldnt slow down THAT much, feels like im running a 200MHZ 486 running word xp, that's how slow it is.
QUOTE Thanks
trpnmonkey41

 
Member Since: Jul 22, 2003
Location: Hamilton College
Posts: 7,003
trpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to behold
Mac Specs: 20" iMac C2D 2.16ghz, 13" MacBook 2.0ghz, 60gb iPod vid, 1gb nano

trpnmonkey41 is offline
Office hasn't yet been optimized for the Intel processors so it will be significantly slower until the next microsoft release

Don't forget to use the new User Reputation System
QUOTE Thanks
MartinS

 
MartinS's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 02, 2006
Location: Bournville, UK
Posts: 663
MartinS is a jewel in the roughMartinS is a jewel in the rough

MartinS is offline
How much RAM do you have? I understand you need 1-2gb to run Office properly under Rosetta.

www.martinsketchley.co.uk

2011 21.5-inch i5 iMac
Mid-2009 13-inch MacBook Pro
QUOTE Thanks
caribiner23

 
caribiner23's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 06, 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 1,499
caribiner23 is just really nicecaribiner23 is just really nicecaribiner23 is just really nicecaribiner23 is just really nicecaribiner23 is just really nice
Mac Specs: MacBook Pro Retina 13" among far too many other Apple products

caribiner23 is offline
Office 2004 runs beautifully on my MacBook 2.0 w/2 GB of memory.

I second Martin's question of how much memory you've got in your machine.

You may want to try quitting all other apps and see how it runs.
QUOTE Thanks
Reel1

 
Reel1's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 29, 2006
Location: Barrie, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 606
Reel1 is a jewel in the roughReel1 is a jewel in the rough
Mac Specs: 2.16 GHz Intel Imac Core 2 Duo//MacBook 1.83 Core 2 Duo//G5 Power Mac

Reel1 is offline
phatgreatwall, as the others have said Office has not yet been optimized for the intel mac. If you come from the MS world like I have you will notice that Office does run slower ( I have 2g of ram) then you are used to, but it is still workable.
QUOTE Thanks
phatgreatwall
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

i only have 512 that came with this mac, i guess iwork suits me better.
QUOTE Thanks
caribiner23

 
caribiner23's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 06, 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 1,499
caribiner23 is just really nicecaribiner23 is just really nicecaribiner23 is just really nicecaribiner23 is just really nicecaribiner23 is just really nice
Mac Specs: MacBook Pro Retina 13" among far too many other Apple products

caribiner23 is offline
The only problems with iWork are: (a) there's no spreadsheet program, like Excel; and (b) Pages is not the most efficient word processor: it's really designed for brochures and more "presentation" type work. Also, saving in Word format from Pages sometimes produces sketchy results.

I would suggest looking at NeoOffice or OpenOffice. At least you'll be able to create, open, and save standard .doc formatted files.

My suggestion would be to spend the money on additional memory-- you will not regret it.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« List of intel-optimized programs? | Office- Revert to Saved ? »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
micrsoft office test drive and proper version sik OS X - Apps and Games 6 12-04-2007 12:39 AM
DIY: Trick out your Intel Mini kaidomac Apple Desktops 53 02-17-2007 02:40 AM
Hard drive in my iMac Core Duo thadoggfather Apple Desktops 16 04-06-2006 06:08 PM
Word 2004 Slow dae OS X - Apps and Games 3 10-13-2005 04:44 PM
MicroSoft Office 2004 Test Drive Question. TTheInfamous1 OS X - Apps and Games 3 03-29-2005 09:44 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:34 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?