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5 responses to “Microsoft Word is Desktop Software. Supposedly. Then Why Does it Fail to Load Offline?”

  1. lmckeogh

    I see what you are saying Zoli. Fortunately (or unfortunately) I use primarily one machine that is nearly always on the net. I my version of MS 2010 (Beta) is maintained up to date.

    Your point about having to install so many updates is well taken. I’d recommend sending the feedback to Redmond. That’s why they allowed the Beta out in the first place.

  2. MacRS4

    I’m not sure it’s fair to complain about functionality in a BETA product is it? I’m not convinced it is anyways.

    I hear your point though.

    For what it’s worth, I don’t get that issue with the RTM of Office 2010 – not that I noticed it with the BETA either to be fair.

  3. Zoli Erdos

    This is the first time I’m seeing it too, but it’s shocking, since failure to update is quite common, and standard handling is to let the product launch without the update.

  4. mike.smith

    It is interesting that it happened to you. What could happen is some mishap in the clout or maybe your file was corrupted or maybe too old. What version of MS Word are you using?

  5. Zoli Erdos


    I thought it was clear from the story, Office 2010 Beta, and it always updates to the latest. When I came back and was online again, I could load Word, so I’m sure it updated itself.