Insufficient Memory Issues in Microsoft® Word
What are the reasons due to which Microsoft Word shows “Word has insufficient memory” error message? What are the tips to resolve the error?
Microsoft Word is a part of the Microsoft Office suite. It is one of the most popular text-based processing applications. It has several usability options that help users to create a wide variety of documents including charts, reports, text documents, etc. At times, Microsoft Word might end up with errors that may cause the users to abort their processing. There are several such errors that may result in unexpected behavior displayed by the Microsoft Word program. One such error is the message “Word has insufficient memory”. This error may typically occur while you are working with tables in Microsoft Word. Once this error message gets displayed, you will not be able to edit or update the contents of the table and thereby your workflow will be abruptly stopped. There are different methods that you can utilize to resolve the issue.
Discussed below are some points that will help you to learn more about the “Word has insufficient memory” issue. Do not miss to read the guidelines that you can follow to solve it:
- Corrective measures
Errors in the Microsoft Word program will force you to end the program despite you being in the middle of an urgent task. The error “Word has insufficient memory” causes issues due to which you will no longer be able to edit or update the table of contents. This may result in data loss if you had edited/ added a lot of data in the document. Although you may have a copy of the data, re-entering all of it will nevertheless be a tiresome and frustrating issue.
A typical cause behind the error “Word has insufficient memory” is the hidden bookmarks in the document. When you are working with tables in Microsoft Word, you may delete it and reinsert the table of contents for a second time. This will cause Microsoft Word to create a hidden bookmark. If this process is repeated and the number of hidden bookmarks becomes severe, then the error message saying “Word has insufficient memory” will be displayed the next time you will attempt to update the table.
- Corrective measures
As mentioned above, hidden bookmarks are the main causes of the issue; deleting them is the first step you can take to resolve the Microsoft Word problem. Follow the steps given below to come out of the problem:
- Access the ‘Insert’ menu in the Microsoft Word program
- Select the ‘Bookmarks’ option
- Further select the ‘Hidden Bookmarks’ check box
- Scroll the displayed list and select a hidden bookmark by clicking on its name
- Select the ‘Delete’ option to remove it
- Select the next hidden bookmark and remove it in the same manner
- Repeat this process till you have deleted all the hidden bookmarks
Once the hidden bookmarks are deleted, the second step that you can follow is to update the Table of Contents. To do it:
- Place the cursor inside the table of contents and hit the ‘F9’ key in your keyboard
- This will open up the “Update Table of Contents” dialog box
- Click on “Update entire table”
- Select the ‘OK’ option
This will update the Table of Contents, which should effectively remove the “Word has insufficient memory” error in your favorite text-based application.
As you can see, the above mentioned steps are simple and can be done by just selecting a few options in your Microsoft Word application. However, should you face difficulty while executing the above mentioned steps; you can easily dial our toll free number and let an iYogi tech expert help you fix the issue in no time. By taking a remote session of your PC, our technicians can resolve your Microsoft Office error in just a few minutes. So, don’t worry and keep our toll free number handy.