Can't save a large Word document

Apr 17, 2014
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I have a Word document of approximately 800 pages roughly 11MB in size.

When I try to save it as a .docx file it dosn't work. The Save As dialog box just keeps coming up.

It works fine when I save it as a Word 97-2003 .doc file.

I understand that it is a large file, but it seems to be way below the limit for a Word 2010 document (32MB).

So why can't I save it? And if it's because of size, why doesn't Word tell me so? That would be helpful.

Also, why can I save it as a 97-2003 file but not as a 2010 file? What sort of software upgrade increases rather than lessens file size limitations?!



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