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MS Office bug - with OS 10.6

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Kross76 Calculating status...
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Sep 5, 2009 1:28 PM
I have a repeatable bug. Just upgraded to SL. Everything seems to work fine except updating office documents on a Windows XP computer. I'm running the latest version of everthing (i.e. office, etc.). I have a Windows XP computer on my network. There are 2 anomalies.

a) I'm having trouble opening xls and doc files that reside on my XP machine (from my Mac). This used to work fine. I get an error message, and can open them by using the file / open commands in Office 2008 rather than clicking on the icon. This is a pain but OK.

b) When I open the document (word or excel), make a change, I cannot resave the document back on the XP machine. I get an error message.

So to make sure - I'm running on my Mac with 10.6 and latest version of Office. I'm accessing files on a XP computer on my network. This used to work flawlessly. Could be an Office issue ... Could be an 10.6 issue. I will also post to www.microsoft.com.
MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6), 4 Gig
  • adamb529 Level 4 Level 4 (1,160 points)
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    Sep 5, 2009 1:39 PM (in response to Kross76)
    I just connected to an XP machine on my network, double clicked on a .doc file, and it opened with Word 2008. I was able to make changes and save. I don't think it's a bug, or I should be having the same issue.
    iMac 20": 2.16 Ghz, 2GB RAM, 250 GB Hard Drive, Mac OS X (10.6), iPod 5G 30GB (White), My Book Premium Edition 500GB
  • JasonFear Level 5 Level 5 (4,935 points)
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    Sep 5, 2009 7:25 PM (in response to adamb529)
    Same... I just connected to an XP & Vista machine and opened a half dozen Word & Excel documents with no problems. I suspect something else is going on here, I'm unsure what exactly. Out of curiosity, have you tried reinstalling the Office Suite in SL?
    13" MacBook Pro (2.26GHz/4GB/160), Mac OS X (10.6)
  • Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (39,380 points)
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    Sep 5, 2009 8:22 PM (in response to Kross76)
    Hi Kross76;

    I doubt that either Microsloth or Apple will see this thread in this forum.

    Allan
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  • adamb529 Level 4 Level 4 (1,160 points)
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    Sep 5, 2009 8:23 PM (in response to Kross76)
    This forum is talking about issues with Windows Server, not Windows XP.
    iMac 20": 2.16 Ghz, 2GB RAM, 250 GB Hard Drive, Mac OS X (10.6), iPod 5G 30GB (White), My Book Premium Edition 500GB
  • openthreads Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Sep 5, 2009 8:27 PM (in response to Kross76)
    You don't say what version of Microsoft Office 2008 you're running.
    Macbook Pro 17" unibody (mid 2009), Mac OS X (10.6), Microsoft Office
  • deggie Level 8 Level 8 (44,840 points)
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    Sep 6, 2009 6:25 AM (in response to Kross76)
    You did post it, but the OP in that thread is using Windows Server, don't know about the others.
    MacPro Dual Core 2.66 Ghz, MacBook Pro 15", iPhone 3G, Mac OS X (10.6), AEXs, Red 2G Nano, Red Shuffle, 160 GB Classic, White 60GB 5G, Apple TV
  • Luke Carbis Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 9, 2009 5:50 PM (in response to Kross76)
    I have the same problem. Here are the details:

    External Hard Drive with LAN (Buffalo Drivestation Flexnet: http://tinyurl.com/kk5mmu)
    Mac OS X 10.6, on 3 different Mac Mini's

    This error occurs on all computers when trying to copy a file to the 'SHARE' sharepoint on the SMB Drive:
    "The Finder can't complete the operation because some data in "filename" can't be read or written. (Error Code -36)"

    I CAN
    Access / Read / Write this Drive in Windows XP
    Access / Read / Write this Drive in OS X 10.5.7
    Make new folder on this Drive in OS X 10.6
    See a .DS_Store file which 10.6 has written to the Drive
    Save a document to the drive from the Text Edit save dialog in 10.6
    Save a document to the drive from the Pages save dialog in 10.6
    Duplicate a document on the drive using Terminal (cp Untitled.pages Untitled2.pages) in 10.6
    Copy anything to any other computer on the Network using 10.6

    I CAN NOT
    Copy a document to the Drive in 10.6
    Duplicate a document on the Drive in 10.6
    Save a PDF or JPG to the drive from the Preview save dialog in 10.6

    This error happens every time. It is easily reproducible.

    I hope that this information helps Apple get on to the problem soon.
    Mac Mini, Mac OS X (10.6)
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