Microsoft KB Archive/107759

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Memory Requirements for Converting Documents in Word


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, 6.0


Word's external foreign file format converters require enough memory to accommodate approximately half the converter's size as well as approximately 24K for processing of data. This requirement therefore varies depending upon the physical size of the converter and its supporting components (if any). More memory may be required to process features (such as bookmarks and tables of contents) that frequently appear in large quantity within documents.

Because converters are limited to a maximum of 64K for internal data processing, the converters keep most of the document data on disk when converting a document to or from Word. Document data is retained in a temporary file and reassembled at the end of the conversion process.

Given the use of disk space for caching data during conversion, you must also have enough free disk space available to save the file in Word for Windows or a foreign file format after it has been converted.

Additional query words: textconv conversion converted converts transfer transfers translation translate rtf .tmp tmp 1.00 1.10 1.10a 2.00 2.00a 2.00a-CD 2.00b 2.00c 6.00

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Last Reviewed: November 4, 2000
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