I'm having exactly the same problem! I have a brand new imac (OS 10.5.2) and brand new office 2008 but everytime i try to open the drawing toolbar it freezes and i have to force quit. It doesnt freeze for anything else. The same thing happened on my last mac with an older version of word.... surely this cant be something that has never worked?!? I've looked for all the updates but there isnt any for my version yet. Does everyone have this problem or have i been very unlucky and got exactly the same problem twice? Help... I wanna do some drawings!!!!