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    MS Word 'out of memory'

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    Unhappy MS Word 'out of memory'
    I use MS word extensively and often insert Excel objects, Jpegs and other images. My standard document is around 45 - 50 pages and circa 12.5MB as a .doc or 45MB when saved as PDF. My problem is that the MacBook (2010) when using MS Word keeps telling me it's running out of memory and I have to save the .doc as a .docx - reboot and reload and rename the docx to a doc. Then its ok.

    I would like to solve this but I live in Dubai and the Mac retailers here are poor - hence I bought mine in the UK whilst on a business trip.

    Is there a memory upgrade available for the MacBook? - if indeed that's the problem.

    Is there a solution to MS Word running out of memory?

    I don't have Bootcamp so my MS and Mac stuff all fires up together.

    Tim

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    MS Word 'out of memory'

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    Are you running the Mac version of Word or are you using Fusion or Parallels to run Word for Windows? If the latter, you can adjust the RAM available to your virtual machine. And, let us know which version of Windows you are running - XP, Vista or Win7. How much RAM do you have in your MacBook? Thanks!

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    MS Word 'out of memory'

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    Thanks for the reply - I'm using the MS software for Mac. and my tech details are below. Hope this helps.

    Model Name: MacBook
    Model Identifier: MacBook5,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 3 MB
    Memory: 2 GB
    Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz
    Boot ROM Version: MB51.007D.B03
    SMC Version (system): 1.40f2
    Serial Number (system): W89143928QT
    Hardware UUID: DB1D1BF3-044F-5930-A8DB-F795B4D6D82E
    Sudden Motion Sensor:
    State: Enabled

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    MS Word 'out of memory'

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    Not sure what the problem is - 2 GB should be plenty.

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    MS Word 'out of memory'

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    Does any one know if you can password protect a single folder ?
    I'm using MS 2008 on my MacBook and have some files in one particular folder that I don't want accessed by anyone else.

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    MS Word 'out of memory'
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    Don't know how to do that but you could always create an encrypted disk image with Disk Utility. See here.
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    MS Word 'out of memory'

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    Quote Originally Posted by vansmith View Post
    Don't know how to do that but you could always create an encrypted disk image with Disk Utility. See here.
    Thanks you for the reply, looked into that but not what I'm trying for. I'm running MS widows on my Mac and have lots of folders, as usual, however some i need to password protect as their contents are private. Not to worry I'll keep looking.
    Cheers

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    MS Word 'out of memory'
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    Have you thought of TrueCrypt? It's another disk image encryption program but it's cross-platform so it will work in both OS X and Windows.
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    MS Word 'out of memory'

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    sorted - use 'get-info' in finder on the folder u want to protect and then go to 'sharing & permissions' and change the access other users have. Then click 'lock file'.
    Finally go to Apple System Preferences/Privacy and add in the files "NOT" to be searched.
    It's not a total solutions as anyone using your sign-in can find them if they know where to look. If they don't Spotlight won't be able to see them.
    For other account sign-in's the won't exist.

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