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Word Err Msg: Formatting Too Complex

Article ID: 49309

Article Last Modified on 11/21/2006


  • Microsoft Word 4.0 for Macintosh
  • Microsoft Word 5.0 for Macintosh
  • Microsoft Word 6.0 for Macintosh
  • Microsoft Word 6.01 for Macintosh
  • Microsoft Word 6.01 for Macintosh
  • Microsoft Word 98 for Macintosh

This article was previously published under Q49309


In Microsoft Word for the Macintosh, you may receive the following error message:

Formatting too complex

NOTE: This error frequently occurs when tables containing very complex formatting are copied and pasted from one document to another.


This error message will be displayed when the following conditions are true:

  • Text in your document is formatted with a lot of paragraph, character, or section formatting. -and-

  • The Fast Save option is enabled.


To prevent this error from occurring:

  1. On the File menu, click Save As, and click Options.
  2. Click to clear the Allow Fast Saves check box.
  3. Click OK.
  4. Close the document.
  5. Reopen the document.

For more information, query the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

57831 Word: Error Message "Style Too Complex"

Additional query words: macword macword5 word6 format

Keywords: kbhowto kbtable KB49309