Microsoft KB Archive/168804
Article ID: 168804
Article Last Modified on 1/19/2007
- Microsoft Word 97 Standard Edition
This article was previously published under Q168804
This article lists some of the operating parameter limits of Word 97 and Visual Basic for Applications.
Visual Basic for Applications Limits
Operating parameter Limit ------------------------------------------- Macro size Limited only by available memory Number of macros per template 150 Number of global macros 150 Length of variable, subroutine, and user-defined function names 80 Length of string variables 65,280 characters Highest number 1.7976931348623 x 10308 Number of nesting levels for conditionals and loops 16 Number of nesting levels for calls to subroutines or functions in another macro 5 Number of arguments that can be passed to a subroutine or function 20
Operating parameter Limit ------------------------------------------- Number of open windows Limited only by available memory Maximum file size 32 MB (see note 1) Number of words in custom dictionaries 5,000 Maximum custom dictionary file size 65,593 bytes (64KB)
Main dictionary (U.S. English) 137,000 words Thesaurus (U.S. English) 44,000 key words Thesaurus (U.S. English) 458,000 synonyms Length of bookmark names 40 characters Number of bookmarks per document 16,379 Length of AutoText entry names (including spaces) 32 characters Number of AutoText entries per limited by template file document template size/available memory Number of global AutoText entries limited by template file size/available memory Length of style names 255 characters Number of styles per document or template 10,000 Number of fields per document 32,000 Number of general switches in a field 10 Number of field-specific switches in a field 10 Number of nesting levels for fields 20 Number of subdocuments in a master document 255 Number of columns in a table 63 Number of newspaper columns 45 (number of columns is affected by page size and margin settings) Number of tabs set in a paragraph 64 Minimum page height 0.1 inch Maximum page height 22 inches Minimum page width 0.1 inch Maximum page width 22 inches Number of custom toolbars Limited only by available memory Number of custom toolbar buttons Limited only by available memory Number of characters per line 768 Minimum Font size 1 point Maximum Font size 1,638 point (22 inches) Number of fonts per document 32,767 Amount of space between characters 1,584 point Distance text can be raised or lowered 1,584 point Maximum color palette 256 colors Maximum number of Font Colors 16 (auto not included) Default CacheSize 64K Default Bitmap Cache (Bitmapmemory) 1 MB
Note: Maximum File Size
The maximum file size is limited to 32 MB for the total document text only and does not include graphics regardless of how the graphic is inserted (Link to file, Save with document, or Float over text) into the document. Therefore, if the file contains graphics, the maximum file size can be larger than 32 MB. Note: This maximum file size is different from previous versions of Word.
For additional information about graphic compression, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
132271 Importing Bitmaps: Determining Size and Memory Requirements
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