Microsoft Office v. X and Corrupt Fonts

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Date: Monday, May 6th, 2002, 00:00
Category: Archive

I discovered today that Microsoft Office X “optimizes” your MacOS X fonts. Most of the time that isn’t a problem, but, if you have the slightest disk error, the Office X application doing the optimizing will corrupt a font, and nothing will ever work right again. The Finder will begin relaunching at random, apps will quit, and you’ll be logged out without warning.

A tip to all those who have Office X installed: back up your fonts before running Office X. Not doing so could mean spending an hour re-installing OS X.

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