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Keynote 08 freezes up with Leopard

3467 Views 9 Replies Latest reply: Jun 22, 2008 12:48 AM by modin RSS
Bob deWitt Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jan 1, 2008 10:44 AM
I know this topic has been discussed before, but I'm still searching for answers. Keynote worked fine with the previous iteration of OSX, and it works fine on my pre-Intel Quad, running Leopard. However, it freezes up when I run it on my pre-Intel, Leopard-equipped, Dual processor G5 with a 30-inch Samsung monitor. At least, it freezes up when it comes to a Transition in the presentation (and I use a lot of Transitions). And when I say freezes up, I mean I have to reboot the ENTIRE computer since everything gets locked up tight.

I have tried several of the solutions that were recommended in other threads on this problem: I have reloaded Keynote, I have deleted Preferences,and I have tried running it under a new account, but none of those things worked.

Does anyone have any further suggestions?
Quad G5, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • lkerr Calculating status...
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    Jan 7, 2008 5:26 PM (in response to Bob deWitt)
    I have had the same experience. An archive and install transiently solved the problem, but it recurrred.

    I have no suggestions, but believe this to be a bug.
    Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • Mike Kaplan Calculating status...
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    Jan 12, 2008 11:53 AM (in response to Bob deWitt)
    I am also having big problems with keynote 08 and leopard.
    Not quite the same as yours, but almost as frustrating- presentations that I made with the last version of keynote are mostly OK, but a subset of them freeze up and quit the program when I get to slides that contain an equation.

    I have spent the last two days working on just trying to get my files not to crash, and will probably spend the next week remaking many of the presentations I was hoping to just reuse from last year. I would much rather be refining the content than remaking the presentations again because of these annoying technical issues.

    Apple, somebody needs to fix this! Educators and lecturers are some of your best advertisers, but these bugs make that very difficult at this point.
    macbook pro 2.33 ghz, Mac OS X (10.5.1), keynote 08
  • Guntis Bukalders Calculating status...
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    Jan 13, 2008 2:38 AM (in response to Bob deWitt)
    There's another similar topic here:
    and there in the last post A.Swan has posted method that helped:

    It seems a number of people have had similar problems with the iWork applications quitting unexpectedly during launch. I've also had this problem on one of my Macs since installing Leopard. I think I may have finally found a solution, however. A new version of OnyX has been released for Leopard, so I figured I'd give it a shot (it has solved a few other very strange and seemingly unsolvable problems for me in the past). Using the "Cleaning" pane and clicking the User tab allows you to delete various User caches, including the Applications cache. Executing this (I chose to delete all but the Audio Units cache) and restarting has brought all of the iWork applications back to life (at least for now). You might give it a shot if nothing else has worked for you. The Leopard version of OnyX is available here:

    and it's donation-ware.
    Best of luck,

    Maybe you can also try this solution. If it helps, please report your success here.
    MacBook Pro 17" 2.33GHz 2GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.10), 160GB HDD, SD-DL, BT, AirPort
  • James@Hakoona Calculating status...
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    Mar 14, 2008 4:02 AM (in response to Bob deWitt)
    I am having the same issue. During a transition the laptop freezes and has to be restarted to continue. I'm using Leopard and iWork 08.

    I have tried reinstalling leopard but this only resolved the problem for a short while.

    Did anybody find a solution to this?
    MBP 15", Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • Sean Istre Calculating status...
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    May 20, 2008 5:08 PM (in response to Bob deWitt)
    I just ran into this problem. I'm guessing you have also noticed the flashing problem that occurs when reloading a previously minimized window from the dock. Anyway to make a long story short the high resolution of the 30-inch display is the problem. If you reduce the resolution to 1920x1200 it will work fine. Apparently there are still issues with certain video cards for those machines (ATI mainly, we have issues with Radeon 2650 and X800 XT) and 30-inch displays in Leopard. Not exactly a solution but it should help you to avoid locking up the computer.
    Mac Pro 2.0 GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • TDJenne Calculating status...
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    Jun 12, 2008 2:18 PM (in response to Sean Istre)
    I have the same problem on the MacBookPro, Intel2.2GHZ, 15''.

    When editing in Keynote (in particular copy-paste between several presentations), the whole system freezes!! Nothing recovers the system, only the hard-reset with power on/off button.
    This is very annoying indeed.

    Any other suggestions around? I would guess, that my system should not suffer from an old graphics chipset and the high resolution.
    MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.5.3)
  • modin Calculating status...
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    Jun 22, 2008 12:48 AM (in response to TDJenne)
    Same here on a MB Pro, 15" 2,2 with 10.5.3

    Open a certain Keynote file and try to zoom-in/out on a slide the beachball occures and i have to perform a hard reset, system accepts no input anymore.

    Strangly i have NO PROB when opening the file on my iMAC 24", 2.4, Intel, Alu, 10.5.3

    Looks like it is particularly an MB Pro prob.

    Macbook Pro 15" 2,2, Mac OS X (10.5.3)


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