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When you format a table (or when you use the AutoFormat command to format the table automatically), Microsoft Word may stop processing the table editing and formatting commands, and either your computer may stop responding or one of the following error messages may appear:
Microsoft Word runs out of memory while you format a table in page layout view because both tables and page layout view use a large amount of memory.
When you perform extensive formatting on a table (such as splitting the table, merging cells, or modifying the height and width of rows and columns), Word quickly runs out of memory.
To restore the memory so you can continue formatting your table, perform either or both of the following steps:
If your computer stops responding, you need to close Microsoft Word. To do this, use the appropriate method for your operating system.
Microsoft Windows 95
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article. We are researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.
Article ID: 108456 - Last Review: October 21, 2013 - Revision: 1.2