Word limits Operating parameter Limit

Number of open windows Limited only by available memory

Maximum file size 32 megabytes (See Note 1)

Number of words in custom dictionaries No limit (See Note 2)

Maximum custom dictionary file size No limit (See Note 2)

Length of bookmark names 40 characters

Number of bookmarks per document 16,379

Length of AutoText entry names (including spaces) 32 characters (see Note 3)

Number of AutoText entries Limited by template file size per document template and/or available memory

Number of global AutoText Limited by template file size entries and/or available memory

Length of style names 255 characters

Number of styles per document or template 10,000

Number of fields per document 32,000

Number of general switches in a field 10

Number of field-specific switches in a field 10

Number of nesting levels for fields 20

Number of subdocuments in a master document 255

Number of columns in a table 63

Number of newspaper columns 45 (number of columns is affected by page size and margin settings)

Number of tab stops set in a paragraph 64

Minimum page height 0.1 inch

Maximum number of cascading style sheets linked together 11

Maximum page height 22 inches

Minimum page width 0.1 inch

Maximum page width and table width 22 inches

Number of custom toolbars Limited only by available memory

Number of custom toolbar buttons Limited only by available memory

Number of characters per line 768

Minimum font size 1 point

Maximum font size 1,638 point (22 inches)

Number of fonts per document 32,767

Amount of space between characters 1,584 point

Distance text can be raised or lowered 1,584 point

Maximum number of colors in color palette 256

Default cache size 64 kilobytes (KB)

Default bitmap cache (bitmap memory) 1 MB 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:

Number of words in custom dictionaries 10,000

Maximum custom dictionary file size 366,590 bytes 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 limits

Table with 2 columns and 8 rows 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 document 255 Maximum number of moves 2,147,483,647 (Range Permission) maximum number allowed 2,147,483,647 table end

Word 2007 in compatibility mode limits

Table with 2 columns and 8 rows 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 document 255 Maximum number of fields 2,147,483,647 Maximum number of moves 32,752 (Range Permission) maximum number allowed 32,752 table end

APPLIES TO

o Microsoft Office Word 2007 o Microsoft Office Word 2003 o Microsoft Word 2002 Standard Edition o Microsoft Word 2000 Standard Edition


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