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Debugging an Office v.X crash problem Apps
On my machine, Word, Powerpoint and Excel in Office v.X kept crashing/quitting on launch and even after deleting plists, prefs and identities, they still kept bugging out (strangely, Entourage was fine).

It turned out to be a corrupt font in the OS9 system folder. You can test this by quitting Classic, putting the OS9 font folder in the wastebasket and logging out. When you log back in again, you should be able to launch Word. Now all you have to do is find which font is corrupt before you put the fonts back.

[Editor's note: I believe there are some OS 9 utilities that help find corrupt fonts, but I can't recall any names at the moment ... anyone know of any?]
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Alsoft has a free font util
Authored by: 128K Mac on Jan 10, '02 03:11:39PM

Alsoft has a freeware utility, Corrupt FOND Fixer which fixes a problem older fonts had when used in System 8.6 (or 9.x). Some of the older fonts *appear* to be OK under 8.6 or 9.x but aren't to Apple standards required by OS X and Office X.

I also have a utility from Apple named Font First Aid which I obtained ?? and is supposed to address the same issue.

Read article at URL above regarding the need to repair some older fonts. This utility located and repaired a number of older (~1994 & 1995) Adobe Type 1 display font suitcase files I have.

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