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You receive "There isn't enough free memory" error message when you work with a Form in Access 2000
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Novice: Requires knowledge of the user interface on single-user computers.
This article applies to a Microsoft Access database (.mdb) and to a Microsoft Access project (.adp).
When you are working with a form and you switch between Design view and Form view, or you print preview a form, you may receive the following error message:
However, when you close other programs, including Microsoft Access, no additional memory on your computer is freed.
There isn't enough free memory to update the display. Close unneeded programs and try again
You may receive this error message if any one of the following conditions is true:
To resolve this problem, obtain Microsoft Office 2000 Service Release 1/1a (SR-1/SR-1a).
For additional information about how to obtain SR-1/SR-1a, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
245025To temporarily work around this problem, do the following. After you receive the error message described in the "Symptoms" section, close all applications and restart your computer to free the memory on your computer.
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/245025/ )How to obtain and install the Microsoft Office 2000 SR-1/SR-1a Update
To avoid this behavior, you can either use a different graphic format for the Picture property, or you can remove the .gif file from the Picture property while you are designing your form, and then add it back when you are finished.
Using a Different Graphic FormatYou can use the graphics program of your choice to convert the .gif file to some other supported graphic format such as .bmp. After the graphic file is converted, you need to reference the converted file in the Picture property of the form. To do so, follow these steps:
Removing Picture Property During Form DesignWhile you design the form, remove the .gif file from the Picture property. Then after you have finished creating the form and will not be toggling between Design and Form view anymore, you can add the style back to the form. To do so, follow these steps:
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Microsoft Access 2000. This problem was corrected in Microsoft Office 2000 SR-1/SR-1a.
When you switch a form from Design view to Form view, the picture on the form is converted to a special file type so that it can be displayed correctly. When the Picture property of a form is set to a .gif file, this conversion process occurs every time that you change the view of the form, and this process uses up memory.