Microsoft KB Archive/108249

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Article ID: 108249

Article Last Modified on 8/16/2005


  • Microsoft Word 95 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Word 95a
  • Microsoft Word 6.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Word 6.0a
  • Microsoft Word 6.0c
  • Microsoft Word 98 for Macintosh
  • Microsoft Word 6.0 for Macintosh
  • Microsoft Word 6.01 for Macintosh
  • Microsoft Word 6.01 for Macintosh

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The following error message may occur if you open a Word document that contains an object and then attempt to move the object:

There are too many edits in the document. This operation will be incomplete. Save your work.

This error message may appear even if you did no other editing prior to moving the object.


Word cannot move the object if you have insufficient disk space.

In Windows this amount of space is determined by the available space in your temporary (TEMP) directory (you designate this directory using the SET TEMP statement). On the Macintosh, this situation is influenced only by the availability of disk space.


Free up some disk space (in Windows, free up space on the drive that contains the TEMP directory).


Word for the Macintosh uses a similar technique for tracking changes during an edit session. It creates Word Work Files in the same location as the previously saved Word document. Typically Word Work Files will have either an alphabetic or alphanumeric suffix, such as "Word Work File D" or "Word Work File A2."

Because the Macintosh operating system does not provide for the definition of a Temp directory, Word Work Files are limited only by available disk space and the internal cache for Word.

By design, these files track changes for the Fast Save and AutoSave features and are removed when the current file is saved normally or when you quit Word. However, if Word abruptly freezes or quits due to a system error, these files are left behind. These remaining files may cause problems in subsequent editing sessions when Word attempts to track an operation such as moving an object.

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