Re: MS Word File Size Limitation

Subject: Re: MS Word File Size Limitation
From: Al Geist <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com>
To: "Harris, Michael" <Michael -dot- Harris -at- innocon -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 03 Oct 2006 10:46:17 -0400

Harris, Michael wrote:

Several years ago I remember reading that MS Word had problems handling individ
ual files that were larger than 20MB. I was still able to create and effective
work with master documents that could handle any number of sub-documents, as l
ong as the total size of the files did not exceed the computer's available RAM.
Does anyone know of the current limitation of the size of individual files?

I thought I read somewhere the figure 37 MB, but I can't find where I
read that. I do know that illustration rich Word documents crash a
lot more than pure text documents, and that documents beyond 200 pages
are asking for trouble. Your use of master and sub documents seem to
be a solution to the latter.


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