I bit the bullet and subscribed to Office 365. Everything went relatively well, with exception to Word and Excel crashing when I attempted to load a document. Then I found that double click in PowerPoint can also cause the app to crash. Figuring it out was extremely frustrating. I am trying to be realistic, this is new software. But it’s still frustrating. I’m sure Microsoft will be coming up with automatic fixes for these problems in the future.
After a couple hours of searching for a solution, I found that a plug-in was causing the problem. Of course, you have to start the app in safe mode to disable the little rodents.
I think it was the Bluetooth plug-in, but I went ahead and disabled the Google and OCR plug-ins as well. I never use them so I won’t miss them anyway. If you’re not sure, disable the Bluetooth plug-in and try it.
So…if you’re having the same problem I found, I’ll make it easy for you. Here’s a link to how to start the apps in safe mode and disable plug-ins.
I hope all of this was worth the upgrade to the latest and greatest version of Office.
Update #1: Another glitch appeared when I tried to access my account via Office 365. Instead of opening my account in Internet Explorer (my default browser), it would launch in Firefox. I know Firefox is a great browser, but I really have a lot of trust in IE and when it comes to security, I feel safer using the Microsoft product.
The only way to keep that from happening was to uninstall Firefox. Once I uninstalled Firefox, the link opened properly in IE.
I rarely used Firefox. It was more of a backup browser for me. So, I doubt I’ll miss it.