Word 2010 says: The document is too large for Word to handle.
Thread poster: Danesh

Danesh
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May 16, 2013

Alphabetical sorting of a long table (almost 1500 pages) in Word 2010 file (nearly 4MB) (on several Windows 7 x64 Ultimate systems; 4 GB RAM; all of at least 200 GB free disc space) keeps coming up with the message: "The document is too large for Word to handle." What should I do?

Thanks a million in advance for your time and expertise and step-by-step instructions in simple language.

Danesh


 

Adam Łobatiuk  Identity Verified
Poland
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English to Polish
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Excel May 16, 2013

If the formatting is not too complicated and there are no links, fields or bookmarks, you could try copying and pasting the table to Excel, sorting it there, and pasting back to Word.

 

Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Netherlands
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English to Afrikaans
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Excel May 17, 2013

Danesh wrote:
Alphabetical sorting of a long table (almost 1500 pages) in Word...


First, replace all line breaks e.g. ^p and ^l with something unique that you can convert back again to line breaks. Then, copy the whole thing and paste it into Excel. Pray that no numbered cells are converted to dates (I know of no method to prevent this from happening). Then sort, then copy back to MS Word, then convert line breaks back.


 

Danesh
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Excel is inevitable! May 17, 2013

Dear Adam and Samuel,

Thank you so much for your kind attention. So, resorting to Excel is inevitable!


Regards,
Danesh


 

Rolf Keller
Germany
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English to German
Word 64 May 17, 2013

Maybe a 64 bit Word version could help, but is anybody out there who has got one?

 


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