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A quick Office hint, and a request
Authored by: RMo on May 17, '11 10:59:01AM

Is MS aware of this bug? Given how huge Office is and how long it can take to start, I don't consider this an acceptable workaround. That being said, I've never noticed it--just that my fans rev up and my documents save very slowly (but I've always attributed that to working on a network share over a VPN).



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A quick Office hint, and a request
Authored by: Windows Refugee on May 17, '11 09:15:39PM

Finally, someone else feels my pain! I have been working on moderately large Word documents (100-500 pages) and having Word (Office 2011) crash repeatedly on my late 2010 MBA 'ultimate' (4 gigs om memory). I have spent countless hours on the phone with both Apple and MS tech support and, more recently hours in at their respective stores with their "Genious/Answer" staff. No one claims to know about this. What I have discovered is consistent with the bug you describe. A 5 MB (on disk) Word document opens up to ~80 MB when I open Word. After an hour or so working on it in track changes it gradually eats up more and more memory so that, according to Activity Monitor, Word is consuming more than 1 GB, all the memory is in use and Word crashes. I have found that if I just close Word before memory gets to a critical level, I can start over and work for another hour or two before it crashes again. I am still waiting for someone from MS to get back to me since this seems like a MS bug, not an Apple flaw. This seems like a fairly obvious and stupid bug and I have seen a couple of similar posts over at Mac Rumors (besides mine there). How come MS does not seem to acknowledge this problem or address it? How do we get there attention?



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A quick Office hint, and a request
Authored by: dzurn on May 19, '11 11:20:09AM
How do we get [Microsoft's] attention?

Uh, start using OpenOffice or LibreOffice?

That's what I did, and my satisfaction with Microsoft increases dramatically when I'm not forced to run any of their apps any more.

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