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  1. #1

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    Mar 14, 2008
    Entourage (and other MS Office apps) crash, crash, crash
    I only use entourage on a regular basis and once in awhile word or powerpoint - although I'm looking to dump the whole so-called application (virus?).

    Almost every time I reboot my mac entourage (or any other ms office app) crashes with a message :

    "Microsoft Entourage has encountered a problem an needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience"

    A restart of the app causes a crash as well.

    Sometimes changing the permissions like this makes it work:

    cd Library/Preferences
    chmod -R 755 ./Microsoft

    However most of the time I need to delete the Microsoft dir.

    Even if changing perms does work, I need to go through it again next time I reboot.

    Any thoughts ?

  2. #2

    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
    Which version of Office are you using, 2004 or 2008? Have you downloaded all the updates to Office? Have you tried uninstalling Office and re-installing?


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    Member Since
    Mar 14, 2008
    I'm running Office 2008, I have all the patches installed - and yes I did try un-installing/re-installing with no change in behavior.

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    harryb2448's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.11.1.
    Sounds like a corrupt preference file. Make sure Office is not running, go to Home>Library>Preferences>Microsoft>office2008 and drag to the desktop 'Microsoft Office 2008 Settingsp.list' and any other settings files that may be listed for Powerpoint etc.

    Reboot and see if the problem has been resolved as new preference file will be created. If all well trash the desktop stored files.

    Try The PowerPoint FAQ List also if problem ciontinues.

    Keep us posted.

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