Microsoft KB Archive/101432
"WordBasic Err=7: Out of Memory" with More Than 5 Nested Subs
The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft Word for Windows, versions 1.0, 1.1, 1.1a, 2.0, 2.0a, 2.0a-CD, 2.0b, 2.0c
You cannot nest subroutines or functions more than five levels deep in a Word for Windows WordBasic macro. If you call a subroutine that is nested five or more levels deep, the following WordBasic error message occurs:
Out Of Memory
This happens because the WordBasic macro interpreter cannot call more than five subroutine levels. It is not a Word for Windows limitation.
For example, the following macro causes the above error message when it calls a subroutine nested six levels deep:
Sub MAIN Nest1 End Sub Sub Nest1 MsgBox "Made It To Nest 1" Nest2 End Sub Sub Nest2 MsgBox "Made It To Nest 2" Nest3 End Sub Sub Nest3 MsgBox "Made It To Nest 3" Nest4 End Sub Sub Nest4 MsgBox "Made It To Nest 4" Nest5 End Sub Sub Nest5 MsgBox "Made It To Nest 5" Nest6 End Sub Sub Nest6 MsgBox "Made It To Nest 6" End Sub
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the versions of Microsoft Word for Windows listed above. This problem was corrected in Word version 6.0 for Windows.
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Additional query words: 1.0 1.10a 2.0 winword2 winword
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Last Reviewed: March 28, 2000