Q244590: WD97: ErrMsg: "Word Has Insufficient Memory" Updating TOC
Article: Q244590 Product(s): Word 97 for Windows Version(s): WINDOWS:97 Operating System(s): Keyword(s): kbdta kbmacroexample word8 kbwordvba kbfield word97 Last Modified: 13-MAY-2002 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The information in this article applies to: - Microsoft Word 97 for Windows ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SYMPTOMS ======== When you edit your document and update the table of contents, you may receive the following error message: Word has insufficient memory. You will not be able to undo this action once it is completed. Do you want to continue? CAUSE ===== There are too many hidden bookmarks in the document. This problem usually occurs when you delete and reinsert the table of contents. WORKAROUND ========== To work around this problem, you must remove the hidden bookmarks in your Word document and then update or replace the table of contents. To do this, follow these steps. 1. Use one of the following methods to remove the hidden bookmarks from your Word document. Method 1: Delete the Hidden Bookmarks: a. On the Insert menu, click Bookmarks. b. In the Bookmark dialog box, click to select the "Hidden bookmarks" check box. c. In the "Bookmark name" list, click to select a hidden bookmark, and then click Delete. NOTE: A hidden bookmark name appears that is similar to the following example: _Toc486730372 d. Repeat step c to delete each hidden bookmark in your Word document. Method 2: Run a Macro to Remove the Hidden Bookmarks: Microsoft provides programming examples for illustration only, without warranty either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and/or fitness for a particular purpose. This article assumes that you are familiar with the programming language being demonstrated and the tools used to create and debug procedures. Microsoft support professionals can help explain the functionality of a particular procedure, but they will not modify these examples to provide added functionality or construct procedures to meet your specific needs. If you have limited programming experience, you may want to contact a Microsoft Certified Partner or the Microsoft fee-based consulting line at (800) 936-5200. For more information about Microsoft Certified Partners, please visit the following Microsoft Web site: http://www.microsoft.com/partner/referral/ For more information about the support options that are available and about how to contact Microsoft, visit the following Microsoft Web site: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;EN-US;CNTACTMS For more information about how to use the sample code in this article, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: Q212536 OFF2000: How to Run Sample Code from Knowledge Base Articles Create and run the following macro to automatically delete each of the hidden bookmarks in your Word document: Sub StripHiddenBookmarks() Dim i As Long ActiveDocument.Bookmarks.ShowHidden = True For i = ActiveDocument.Bookmarks.Count To 1 Step -1 If Left$(ActiveDocument.Bookmarks(i).Name, 4) = "_Toc" Then ActiveDocument.Bookmarks(i).Delete End If Application.ActiveDocument.UndoClear Next i ActiveDocument.Bookmarks.ShowHidden = False End Sub NOTE: When using this macro, you may be prompted a few times with the error message listed in the "Symptoms" section of this article. Click Yes to continue the macro. 2. Use one of the following methods to update or replace your table of contents. NOTE: Before you use any of the following methods to update or replace your table of contents, use one of the methods listed in step 1 of this article to remove the hidden bookmarks in your Word document. Method 1: Update the Table of Contents: a. Place your insertion point in the table of contents, and press F9. b. In the "Update Table of Contents" dialog box, click to select "Update entire table" and click OK. Method 2: Replace the Table of Contents: 1. On the Insert menu, click Index and Tables. 2. On the Table of Contents tab, select how you want your table of contents to appear. Then click Options. 3. In the "Table of Contents Options" dialog box, click to select how to build your table of contents ("Build table of contents from": Styles or "Table entry fields" or both). 4. Click OK to close the "Table of Contents Options" dialog box. 5. Click OK to close the "Indexes and Tables" dialog box. 6. Click Yes to the following message: Do you want to replace the selected table of contents? Additional query words: toc tableofcontents book mark marks ====================================================================== Keywords : kbdta kbmacroexample word8 kbwordvba kbfield word97 Technology : kbWordSearch kbWord97 kbWord97Search kbZNotKeyword2 Version : WINDOWS:97 Issue type : kbprb Solution Type : kbnofix =============================================================================
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