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iWork quits repeatedly after reinstallation

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Milesat Calculating status...
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Feb 9, 2011 12:42 AM
Hi,

I was wondering if someone could help me out. I have recently reinstalled my Leopard software in an attempt to speed my Mac up. All went well and I backed up with time machine, however, now when tryin to open any iWork applications they quit at initial launch. All other applications seem to be fine it is just all three iWork applications. I have tried everything from restoring previous versions through time machine to reinstalling with disk and nothing helps!! I am desperate as now anything I have done in iWork is useless.

Any ideas on what to do?
iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • power mac Level 2 Level 2 (155 points)
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    Feb 9, 2011 3:04 AM (in response to Milesat)
    Try this ,

    01. Just open Pages app. just app. not pages document. and see if the pages application is stable ?

    *. Try to Download Latest iWok Update from Apple software update or apple's web site and install it .

    HIH
    Mac OS X (10.0.x)
  • BGreg Level 6 Level 6 (17,500 points)
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    Feb 9, 2011 4:54 AM (in response to Milesat)
    Welcome to the Apple discussions.

    Are you using an older version of iWorks, like iWorks '05, for example? I don't know that an older version would have a 10.5 compatibility problem, however, perhaps that's a possibility.

    Have you tried downloading the free iWorks '09 trial from http://www.apple.com/iwork/download-trial/ to see if that works or if you still have that issue?
    PB G4 1.67ghz 2gb 10.5; mac mini 2.4Ghz 4GB, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • BGreg Level 6 Level 6 (17,500 points)
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    Feb 9, 2011 8:15 AM (in response to Milesat)
    Have you reinstalled iwork after the Leopard upgrade? Have you used Disk Utility to repair permissions?
    PB G4 1.67ghz 2gb 10.5; mac mini 2.4Ghz 4GB, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • power mac Level 2 Level 2 (155 points)
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    Feb 9, 2011 8:56 AM (in response to Milesat)
    01 Quit your iWork Apps

    02. Go to Your user / Library / Preference

    03. Locate following file names. move those files in to different location such as desktop (don't delete it)

    com.apple.iWork.C################################.plist ()
    com.apple.iWork.Keynote.C################################.plist
    com.apple.iWork.Keynote.LSSharedFileList.plist
    com.apple.iWork.Keynote.plist
    com.apple.iWork.Numbers.C################################.plist
    com.apple.iWork.Numbers.plist
    com.apple.iWork.Pages.C################################.plist
    com.apple.iWork.Pages.plist

    # - sign will have some code any way its not important

    04. restart Pages or Keynote or Numbers see if its solve the problem

    if yes, now you can delete those files you moved to desktop
    Mac OS X (10.0.x)
  • power mac Level 2 Level 2 (155 points)
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    Feb 10, 2011 3:58 AM (in response to Milesat)
    Hi Try this


    Move following list of files to different location (you did this before but check again and move it )

    02. Go to Startup disk --> Library ----> application Support ---> i Work 09

    03. Move that Folder Away

    04. remove iWork 09 apps folder from Applications

    05. try to reinstall iWork 09 again


    HIH
    Mac OS X (10.0.x)
  • power mac Level 2 Level 2 (155 points)
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    Feb 10, 2011 6:48 AM (in response to power mac)
    SORRY ABUT MY LAST POST ,

    This should be
    move all the .plist files from Your User Library and Move a iWork Folder Located in Statup disk --> Library ---> Application support

    Then simply move iWork folder from Applications


    Then try to reinstall it back

    LH
    Mac OS X (10.0.x)
  • power mac Level 2 Level 2 (155 points)
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    Feb 11, 2011 12:43 AM (in response to Milesat)
    cool....
    Mac OS X (10.0.x)
  • valcabigao Calculating status...
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    Aug 20, 2011 6:21 AM (in response to Milesat)

    thanks a lot powermac, i had the same problem (iworks quit unexpectedly) and been trying to figure out for answers for days, then i search the net and thank God he led me to this discussion, i just simply follow the instructions you posted and now, im enjoying my iworks. thanks again.

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