This seems to be a common thing. Many apps even require a restart "for the changes to take effect". I don't think this is strange; I've seen it in other browsers, like iCab.
Speaking about outdated versions of Office, I am 100% with JoeMike. Office 2008 is a piece of crap (especially PowerPoint), the first rendition of Office that is actually, a step back rather than forward, at least at the user end. And MS lost the lawsuit and cannot even sell new copies of xml-based apps. So, Office 2004 remains a good one and its format is the same as the 1997 (check with save as: it will say 97-2004 format.
Edited by macnerd10 (01/16/10 12:42 PM)
3.1 GHz 13" MacBook Pro 2015, 8 GB RAM, OS 10.11.2, Office 2011, TimeWarner Cable
2.8 GHz Xeon Mac Pro 2010, 16 GB RAM, OS 10.11.2, Office 2011, LAN