Thursday, February 23, 2012

Microsoft Office Crashing When Editing Chart Titles

Wow, it's been 3 months since my last post.  I guess I'm not learning enough!  Well, that's not true.  It's been a busy time of moving to a new home, moving also to a new office, releasing a new software product, and crazy holidays.  It's fun!

Today's biggie is a result of changing my Boot Camp installation to Windows 7 x64.  After the complete redo of my Windows partition I had the strangest problem of Office 2007 crashing 100% of the time when I tried to edit the chart or axis title of a chart in Excel.  I think it also happened when editing text blocks in Paint.  Well after LOTS of searching, service pack installs, and many restarts I found this: Microsoft Technet

In summary this is all you need to do, and from what I read it affects Office 2007 and Office 2010 equally, for me it was only the x64 version, but you never know.

  • Open Control Panel
  • In view mode “View by Category”, find the section “Clock, Language and Region”
  • Click “Change Keyboards or other input methods”
  • Press the button “Change Keyboards”
  • Press the button “Add”
  • Scroll down to “English (United States)” and expand.
  • Check box “US”
  • Press OK.
  • Press OK. — You’ll see two keyboards listed “US” and “United States (Apple)”
  • Press OK.


  1. You sir are a bonafide genius. NOTHING else worked, including all of the pages of suggestions on the Microsoft forums. Thank you very much. :)

  2. Agreed! Thank you for solving (and posting!) this solution!

  3. Amazing. Have been unable to fix this for months. Thanks.

  4. Not work with excel 2016 in mac, in El capitan latest version

  5. Not work with excel 2016 in mac, in El capitan latest version

  6. Yup it works, it worked for me. thanks who ever you are ....

  7. You are a life saver. this worked like a miracle. Thanks a lot.