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Some ways to avoid some Word 2008 crashes
Authored by: redclawx on May 09, '08 12:27:01PM

The only reason I use Office 2008 is for work. I have Open Office on my home system just for opening Word and Excel documents that I occasional need to work on from home. Mostly I use the iWork suite as that more than meets my needs.

As for the crashes, I would have to agree that Office in general crashes. I can launch Word 2008 or Excel on my office computer and shortly the whole system will kernel panic. If I don't have any Office application opened (including Entourage), I can run my system for days, weeks, possibly even months without rebooting. Since I usually have at least one Office application opened, Entourage for checking my Exchange e-mail, my system would routinely crash almost on a daily basis.

On a side note: I'm still frustrated that Office 2008 is still not 100% feature comparable with it's Windows counterparts. Notes and tasks syncing are still not available, as is categories, and about half of the address data continues to get missed or reversed, (work addresses become home address and vise-verse.) And for the price we are paying, there are still missing applications; Groove, InfoPath; OneNote; Access.

There is one good thing to come out of this, I never had to pay for MS Office. It's payed for by the company I work for.



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