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    Disk Full (Word 2003)

    Has anyone come across a problem like this.

    I have several word documents that are giving me the error 'The disk is full' when I try to save it. The Disk is 80 gb with 3.4 gb used.
    I have even cleared the document and when I save it I get the same message.

    Attached is the message I am getting. <img src=/S/hairout.gif border=0 alt=hairout width=31 height=23>
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    Re: Disk Full (Word 2003)

    I don't know if this is still the case, but there used to be a problem with Equation Editor that would cause this. See for example <post#=275,771>post 275,771</post: > or <post#=468,430>post 468,430</post: >

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    Re: Disk Full (Word 2003)

    Thank you Tony,

    This is exactly the error I'm getting. The cure though is not found there.

    Here is what is happening with the documents.
    The documents are downloaded from the Web.
    Filled in by different units in the State (one for each county)
    emailed to a central location.
    saved to a file on the lan
    We have a process that now opens the documents and (three per county) and creates a summary doc.

    The summary doc dies on 8 of the 58 counties. (Only three documents are open at the same time for summerization.)
    The data is copied from the other three documents and consolidated into the fourth.

    All the documents range from 63k to 68k.

    Now I can open all the documents and save them on the drive that they came from except these 8 documents. <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20>
    (The disk was defragged last week.)
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    Re: Disk Full (Word 2003)

    Thanks Stuart,
    This is a simple fill in form with no equations. The units just add a line of text with an amount that the state spent on the project they are describing.
    I'm not really Word savvy and this landed in my lap after a colleague departed last week.
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    Re: Disk Full (Word 2003)

    If you copy the contents of the document, except the closing paragraph mark, and paste into a new blank document, can you save the new document? If so, there may be some buried corruption in one or more of the original files your group downloaded. If you use these forms frequently, and there is no legal reason to keep the precise original format, you might create your own "clean" template to use going forward.

    If the new document won't save either, then there is some kind of corrupt object embedded in the text. Viewing field code (Alt+F9) might help track it down, or maybe not. Sometimes you have to try pasting just the first few paragraphs, saving, then the next few, saving, and so forth, until you find the problem. Good luck!!

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    Re: Disk Full (Word 2003)

    Thank you,

    I can copy the entire document and paste it into a new document and save it. When I delete the entire text I still can't save the document. I therefore believe it is in the hidden Microsoft coding areas. I have opened the document under TextPad and the bottom area before and after the document is large where the other documents are much smaller. I just got access to the original production files that are placed on the Web and these eight are wrong there. I'm going to recommend that the documents be recreated.

    Thank you all for your help.
    If I find a solution for them i will post it here.
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