Solution for: “Microsoft office has stopped working” (applies to Office 2007 & 2010)

Symptoms: Microsoft word/excel/powerpoint/etc. crash a few seconds after being opened with the error message:

“Microsoft office has stopped working”

As a few clients of mine have upgraded to MS Office 2010, this problem has appeared a few times and it seems damn near impossible to fix… but there is a fix. You ready?

Set your default printer to the “Microsoft XPS Document Writer”.

I don’t know why this works, but it’s going to have to do until M$ releases and update/patch/fix/etc.

One thought on “Solution for: “Microsoft office has stopped working” (applies to Office 2007 & 2010)

  1. bret says:

    Well I changed my default printer as you said and no crashed yet. Thanks for the tidbit of info.

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