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Summary

This article lists the operating parameter limits of Microsoft Office Word and Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications.

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Visual Basic for Applications limits

Word limits

Note 1 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 graphics image is inserted (Link to file, Save with document, or Wrapping style) into the document. Therefore, if the file contains graphics, the maximum file size can be larger than 32 MB.

Note 2 Number of Words and Maximum File Size of Custom Dictionary

The Microsoft Word 2000 Help file lists the number of words and maximum file size of the custom dictionary incorrectly as the following:

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
224035 "The custom dictionary is full. The word was not added" error message in Word 2000
Note 3 To invoke AutoComplete tips for AutoText, at least four characters of the AutoText entry must be typed.

Word 2007/Word 2010 limits

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Operating parameter Limit
Maximum number of bookmarks 2,147,483,647
(Style Definition) maximum number of styles 4,079
Maximum number of comments 2,147,483,647
Maximum number of fields 2,147,483,647
Number of subdocuments in a master document255
Maximum number of moves 2,147,483,647
(Range Permission) maximum number allowed 2,147,483,647
Size of file Word can open512 MB
Maximum number of records to display in recipients list dialog10000
Note The 10000 maximum is for the recipients' list dialog. If you search in that dialog, you are limited to the displayed records even if your data source has more records. The workaround is to filter the records so that those that you are looking for will fit in the dialog or to use the Find operation in the wizard task pane.

Word 2007/Word 2010 in compatibility mode limits

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Operating parameter Limit
Maximum number of bookmarks 16,380
(Style Definition) maximum number of styles 4,079
Maximum number of comments 16,380
Number of subdocuments in a master document255
Maximum number of fields 2,147,483,647
Maximum number of moves 32,752
(Range Permission) maximum number allowed 32,752
Size of file Word can open512 MB
Maximum number of records to display in recipients list dialog10000
Note 4
The 32,767 limit is for versions earlier than Word 2007.

Note 5 Number of records to display in recipients list dialog

You are limited to 10000 displayed records even if your data source has more records. To work around this limitation filter the records so that they fit in the dialog or use the Find operation from the wizard task pane.

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Article ID: 211489 - Last Review: January 3, 2013 - Revision: 4.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Word 2013
  • Microsoft Word 2010
  • Microsoft Office Word 2007
  • Microsoft Word 2002
  • Microsoft Word 2000
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