Hi Diane and Bill

Thanks for your input.

I forgot to mention that I'd deleted com.microsoft.OfficeNotifications.plist
already.  This keeps the message away for a while.

The Verification option still turns up a notification, so I imagine turning
it off is not an option.

Your suggestion of bad RAM intrigued me.  I've swapped out the two SODIMM
that were in there with an identical set in my daughters PowerBook and the
problem persisted on my wife's machine but caused not a ripple on my
daughters.  I also tested the RAM chips at a friendly Mac engineers and it
came up clean FWIW.

Could it be low RAM caused by upgrading to 10.5 in May this year?  It's
certainly taken a few months to surface if this is the case but I've always
felt that 512Mb was on the low side for Leopard.  The computer is used for
internet browsing with occasional launch of MYOB or Word.

Best wishes

John Blagden
The Blagden Consultancy

Telephone: 0844 884 5309
Facsimile: 020 8711 5777


> From: Entourage mac Talk <Entourage-Talk@lists.letterrip.com>
> Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2008 20:00:01 -0700
> To: Entourage mac Talk <Entourage-Talk@lists.letterrip.com>
> Subject: Entourage-Talk Digest - 12/19/08
> He is updated. Entourage 2004 fully updated is 11.4.0.
> Last update applied:  11.5.3
> Microsoft Entourage: 11.4.0
> Microsoft Excel: 11.5.3
> Microsoft Word: 11.5.3
> Microsoft PowerPoint: 11.5.1
> Microsoft Component Plugin: 11.5.3
> Junk E-Mail Protection: 11.3.4
> Mac OS X 10.5.6 (9G55)
> One option that can cause these false reports is a corrupted preference. Try
> deleting this preference file in your User's --> Library Preferences:
> com.microsoft.OfficeNotifications.plist
> To see if the background verify option is giving a false report, try running
> the Database Utility and having it do a verify operation. If it gives you a
> clean bill of health, you know you are safe in turning off the background
> checking.
> Some users have had to uncheck this preference to stop the constant
> warnings. If you are not experiencing any problems turn off the "Verify
> database". I do recommend that you run regular backups of your database. Use
> Tasks to set up a reminder.
> Other options to check:
> Bad RAM.
> Being low on disk space. To check your disk space, use the Activity Monitor.
> Click on Disk Usage in the bottom menu bar and select the volume where you
> have Office installed. You can also use Disk Utility to see detailed
> information about a disk or volume. To learn more, open Disk Utility in the
> /Applications/Utilities folder and refer to Disk Utility Help.

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