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Still can't launch Word on a Mac Book Pro
Authored by: judielaine on Dec 06, '06 12:17:40PM

Hint does NOT work for me for MS Word v.X and 2004 on a MacBook Pro

Originally i had Office v.X.

Word & Power Point would crash on start with

Exception: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (0x0001)
Codes: KERN_PROTECTION_FAILURE (0x0002) at 0x00000000

So i installed Office v.2004. IIRC, the new versions seemed to start just fine after the install. Then they failed. This translate hint didn't work.

I thought i solved my problem by cleaning out the Font Book of all fonts that wouldn't validate. Since both versions of Office seemed happy, i ditched the 2004 version of Office.

Now Word is back to failing. Fonts are all happy. Translate hint still doesn't work. Removing ~/Library/Preferences/ doesn't work. (That's the only Word preference file.)

Powerpoint and Excel still work.

The only change i can think of, since the apparently successful migration from my iBook (and trouble free use of Excel for weeks, and i think Word was working....) was the installation of Parallels, then Win XP, then several GIS packages on the Win partition.

Thanks for letting me rant; hope this is sort of on topic at least.

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Still can't launch Word on a Mac Book Pro
Authored by: bazcurtis on Dec 07, '06 01:59:54PM

I to have been seeing this issue since the last security update. Before that I had this issue once, months ago and this tips worked.

Two hours ago I could open one Rosetta app, close it, open another, now I can't open any. I reboot will fix and apps will open fine for awhile, but then all of a sudden they won't open anymore.


Best wishes


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