Re: Help! MS Office is hosed because of IE8
The real point is a short four letter word: BETA ... and the disclaimer not
to install BETA software on a production machine.
There are some other postings in this ng where people actually think IE8
BETA is an upgrade to IE7 !
Really, folks need to read download instructions before installing anything
on their machines.
Sorry for your loss.
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"wordmuse" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> IE8 is giving me a lot of heartburn. I tried to install it on my Acer
> machine. The program gave it a good try and failed, saying that it
> do the installation and that I should reboot in order to return things to
> way they were.
> Ahhh - the way they were. Has a nice ring to it doesn't it?
> Well, I did as instructed. But then I had a Word doc to write. I finished
> and tried to save. Word crashed. The Save dialog looks all corrupted.
> So I tried Excel and Powerpoint. Same pattern. I tried Visio. No luck. I
> tried my Open Office programs. No luck. I tried other kinds of programs,
> Notetab Pro. That works fine. I can save my files there.
> I tried exporting from Google Docs to a Word format. That works fine. (So
> can use Google to create Word documents! How ironic.)
> Thunderbird works fine. Paint Shop Pro, Real Draw and Xara work fine.
> I contacted Microsoft. They said it's an Acer problem and I should contact
> them. I contacted Acer and they told me to wipe my system clean and start
> over. Apparently the fact that I've got lots of programs and data on this
> system is of no concern to them. Yeah - I've got backups. That's not the
> point. The point is that there's no guarantee that I could go through that
> gyration and come out successful.
> This is not the way to run a premier software company. I've been a PC user
> since there were PCs. But I am sorely tempted to start migrating to a
> world and get a Mac. It's not what I want to do, but man - this is very
> "The way they were..."
> If only.