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Error message opening a document in Word "Word cannot open this file because it is larger than 512 Megabytes"
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When you try to open a Word file, you receive an error:
Word cannot open this file because it is larger than 512 Megabytes
This is the maximum file size Word can open.
Note 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.
There is a workaround to resolve this issue.
For more information about other Word for Windows operating limits, click the following article:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/211489)Operating parameter limitations and specifications in Word