Saturday, June 11, 2011

Excel Stalls When Starting Up

We came across an Excel installation that was extremely slow to start. We tried Excel’s safe mode and it was lightning fast, like it should be. Since there were no Excel add-ins on this machine, the fix was simple. Rename the toolbar and quick access bar files.

For more info, check out this MS knowledgebase file here.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

“Adobe PDF creation cannot continue because Acrobat is not activated” error

Adobe Acrobat 8, 9 and X may return this error even if it’s activated. Interestingly enough, there are not 2 or 3 but 11 possible fixes to this issue that Adobe has documented here.