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MS Word can't be opened. -1712 How do I fix this?

#1 User is offline   cathmint 

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 09:52 AM

I have MS Office 2008, and until today, used it nearly every day. Now, suddenly, I cannot open it, or read/create any files, even though I can see the documents in my folders, and the light under the Icon is lit on the dock. When I open my Applications Folder, Word is shown as in there, but when I clicked on it, I saw the following pop up (error message?): The application Microsoft Word can't be opened - 1712. I have no idea how this happened, but I'm hoping that someone can tell me what to do about it. Any advice will be appreciated.

I'm using a MacBook Pro, running 10.7.3.
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Posted 17 March 2012 - 12:40 PM

View Postcathmint, on 17 March 2012 - 09:52 AM, said:

I have MS Office 2008, and until today, used it nearly every day. Now, suddenly, I cannot open it, or read/create any files, even though I can see the documents in my folders, and the light under the Icon is lit on the dock. When I open my Applications Folder, Word is shown as in there, but when I clicked on it, I saw the following pop up (error message?): The application Microsoft Word can't be opened - 1712. I have no idea how this happened, but I'm hoping that someone can tell me what to do about it. Any advice will be appreciated.

I'm using a MacBook Pro, running 10.7.3.


Seems this is a known, albeit rare, issue with Microsoft apps. Open Activity Monitor or the force quit window and see if it appears to already be running. If it is, force quit it.
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