Microsoft Word / Excel / Powerpoint quit unexpectedly

Problem When you open an Office application you get a message appear saying that it quit unexpectedly. Cause A lot of people who get this error have actually moved the Word (or other) application file from the Applications/Microsoft Office 2008/ folder onto the desktop. This can cause the error as it’s looking for the related… Continue reading Microsoft Word / Excel / Powerpoint quit unexpectedly

Microsoft Word, Powerpoint or Excel encountered a problem and needs to close

Problem When you open an Office application on your Mac it says “[Application]¬†encountered a problem and needs to close”. Solution Go to your Home folder. Go to the Library folder. Go to the Preferences folder. Remove all files with the name com.microsoft.ProgramName.plist For example: com.microsoft.Word.plist com.microsoft.Excel.plist com.microsoft.Powerpoint.plist com.microsoft.Entourage.plist Go to the Microsoft folder inside Preferences.… Continue reading Microsoft Word, Powerpoint or Excel encountered a problem and needs to close

How to fix Corrupted Word Documents

Problem When opening a word document is says it cannot open it as the file is corrupted. Solution Go to RepairMyWord.com. Download the free program and run it. Click on Open/Repair to load the word file that is corrupted. Click Save and choose a filename. The file will now open in Word.