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3326 Views 23 Replies Latest reply: Jan 20, 2008 7:07 PM by Jonathan Hils RSS
  • fabiocarbo Calculating status...
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    Dec 15, 2007 9:17 AM (in response to cderosier)
    I am having the same problems since I installed ILife08 and IWork08 on my MacBookPro . I had been using the older keynote versions for years and never had a crash . I've been told to upgrade to Leopard to fix the problem : someone agrees?
    MacBookPro - iMac PowerPC G4 - iMac PowerPC G5, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • Geraint Duggan Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
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    Dec 16, 2007 3:18 AM (in response to fabiocarbo)
    I have isolated the problem of Keynote crashing to embedded quicktime movies running as backgrounds. When set to loop back and forth the first loop caused crashing. Deleting all the backgrounds has made Keynote sable.
    17" Macbook Pro, Core Duo iMac, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • Big B GoalKeeper Calculating status...
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    Dec 18, 2007 1:33 PM (in response to assortedstuff)
    Response and addition to this post. The font size in the notes area changes randomly, if you up the size from say, 12 to 14 point, save the job, return to it later, you are back to 12 point again, but not on every slide/notes page. Keynote 08 crashed on me during the font size change operation, where the notes text remained editable but the tool bar across the top became greyed out and nothing was changeable. Eventually the program stopped working completely.

    In response to a later post, I don't have movies of any type in this presentation, however I have been using transitions and timings during the show build. I use Option S regularly now. Incidentally the show I am working on started out in Powerpoint, was imported to the Open Office Powerpoint alike and edited, then finally ended up in Keynote 08. It looks best in Keynote 08!
    PowerBook G4 1.67, 512 Mb, Mac OS X (10.4.11), Powerpoint PC switcher
  • Big B GoalKeeper Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 20, 2007 1:20 AM (in response to fabiocarbo)
    Just looking at the version numbers for the respondents in this thread would suggest that your crashing problems will not be solved by upgrading to Leopard. I have had only the one crash on 10.4.11 and others on Leopard are crashing more often. Conclusion; save your money for a little while, unless you want the spreadsheet application.
    PowerBook G4 1.67, 512 Mb, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • Brett Kaufman Calculating status...
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    Jan 17, 2008 5:21 PM (in response to Big B GoalKeeper)
    Well, I was having crashes, but figured out that the italics, aka oblique, were causing a crash with what looks to be a proof reader. I was using helvetica, so YMMV.
    AluiMac 2.4 GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.1), 4 GB ram
  • Julian Blow Calculating status...
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    Jan 18, 2008 1:30 AM (in response to cderosier)
    I am having very frequent crashes using Leopard and KN 4.0.1. In my case it is definitely text related. Presentations will reproducibly crash when trying to display specific text items (possibly imported from presentations made with previous versions of KN). The crash log reports an error with the SFWordProcessing framework.

    My solution is to identify offending blocks of text (tedious, as the only way of detecting them is by making KN crash), removing them and re-inserting them by typing (not by copy-paste, as this also copies the bug).

    I hope Apple fix this soon!

    Julian Blow
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • mikeklee47 Calculating status...
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    Jan 18, 2008 2:55 AM (in response to cderosier)
    I have had similar problems. I was able to resolve the crash and save problem by reinstalling iWork 08 and then not allowing the computer to update to the newest Keynote version. This is obviously not a permanent solution, but it at least helped. There are obviously a number of Keynote problems as becomes obvious by going through the various issues in the forum.
    Hope this will help you (temporarily).
    iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • Jonathan Hils Calculating status...
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    Jan 18, 2008 2:12 PM (in response to cderosier)
    KN 4.0.1 continually crashing because of font issue with 10.5.1?? SFwordprocessing plug-in error is the primary cause of my "unexpectedly quit" message. But KN has also crashed without this error message. It kept crashing on a slide with only jpeg, 500k image. Can anyone explain that? I have done disk permissions, scanned for unusual fonts etc.... This is ALL my KN presentation are crashing (did not do this with 06!) and I HAVE TO PRESENT VISUAL MATERIAL FOR LIVING!!! If anyone can post some guidance on this problem, I would appreciate it. I'm dead in the water.
    15" MBP, Core Duo, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • Jonathan Hils Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Jan 20, 2008 7:07 PM (in response to cderosier)

    I went through an entire 137 slide presentation and changed all fonts from Helvetica to Arial and the presentation now works without crashing. I saw in another post that the Helvetica font is causing problems.... why? I dunno.... very strange.
    15" MacBook Pro, core duo
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