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Roger_Briggs

Version: 2008
Operating System: Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger)
Processor: Intel

I'm suddenly getting the message "not enough memory or disk space" when I open a Word file with pictures in it. I have plenty of free disk space and 512K of RAM. never happened before with the same files, but I just ran a Word Update. Any ideas?
 
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John McGhie

If you really have only 512 kilobytes of memory free, that IS your problem.

When you open a Word document, Word needs to expand the embedded pictures in
it to the display format, which is about 20 times the size. So if there are
two JPEGs in that file at maybe 256 kb each, you're going to need 10
megabytes just to display the graphics.

You really are out of memory :)

It could also mean that the document has become corrupt. When that happens,
you can have damaged copies of graphics in the file. They are not actually
linked to the text any longer, but they still consume memory.

You can remove them by creating a blank document, then carefully copying
everything from the old document EXCEPT the very last paragraph mark at the
bottom of the file.

Paste that into the new document and it will leave the broken graphics
behind. Save under a new name and the document will then work correctly.

Hope this helps


Version: 2008
Operating System: Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger)
Processor: Intel

I'm suddenly getting the message "not enough memory or disk space" when I open
a Word file with pictures in it. I have plenty of free disk space and 512K of
RAM. never happened before with the same files, but I just ran a Word Update.
Any ideas?

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Please reply in the group. Please do NOT email me unless I ask you to.

John McGhie, Microsoft MVP, Word and Word:Mac
Sydney, Australia. mailto:[email protected]
 

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