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Is it normal for my macbook pro to freeze up only when using MS iffice apps

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Just because this may answer some people's questions. Try reinstalling MS Office.

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Apple also makes a $79.00 program called iWork, which has word processing and spreadsheets and presentations.

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If office is not 2008 then yes. 2004 runs under rosetta emulation. Best thing other than upgrading the ram is to update to latest version or Upgrade to 2008. The more older non intel apps you run then increase you ram it will help only.

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Not usually, It depends how much other stuff you are running. You may need a RAM upgrade. Next time it locks up hit "Apple, option, esc" will bring up a task manager, you can close the programs not responding from here. Try closing all programs and then trying your office APPS. If still no good you WILL need a RAM upgrade.

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Your problem is that your using microsoft to begin with. i recormend something like neoOffice. a free program that does it all. spread sheets, word processing, ect. i use it and haven't had any problems yet.

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That really is not quite enough information to go on. What version of the Mac OS are you using? What MS Office application are you trying to use? Are you running any other applications at the same time you are running the MS Office application? This info will help diagnose your problem.

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