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    WORD Frustration - 'There are too many edits . . .

    Hi All,

    I've been torpedoed by Word! I have a 45 page document that actually contains about 750+ live links to an excel worksheet. I have just started having two major problems.

    1) When trying to move anything within the document, I get the error message "There are too many edits in the document . . . "

    2) Table of Contents no longer works. I get one of two error messages - either "Table of contents entries not found" or "Word does not have enough memory . . ."

    I have followed MS's useless suggestions re: clearing temp space, etc. I have now tried to work on the document on two differnt machines - one with 1 GB of RAM. 500 MB free - 14 GB of disk free - the other with 3 GB RAM and and 375 GB of free disk space.

    Does anyone know of a work-around for this?
    MS Office - "Enterprise Software" - my foot!!

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    Re: WORD Frustration - 'There are too many edits . . .

    750 links to Excel probably requires too much memory. Disk space is not relevant here. Can you set the links to manual updating, or break the links?

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    Re: WORD Frustration - 'There are too many edits .

    Hi Hans,

    Thanks for the response. The document updates the spredsheet links just fine. Even when I open the document without updating the links, I have the same problem with the TOC and trying to move anything within the document..

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    Re: WORD Frustration - 'There are too many edits .

    Can you post the document, or is it too large and/or confidential?
    Perhaps look at the fields (Alt+F9) and bookmarks (Insert > Bookmarks, make sure that the option to display hidden bookmarks is checked).
    Then try to make sense of them. Maybe there's a lot of hidden bookmarks (or fields) where you'd only expect one?

    Say if the problem is with the hidden _TOC bookmarks that Word has inserted for the TOC entries, you might delete them with a macro, and rebuild the TOC:<pre>Dim myBM As Bookmark
    For Each myBM In ActiveDocument.Bookmarks
    If UCase(left(myBM.Name, 4)) = "_TOC" Then
    myBM.Delete
    End If
    Next myBM</pre>

    ' then update the TOC with F9 to re-generate the TOC bookmarks
    Also make sure you don't have "Tracked changes" turned on, or try to accept all changes if there are any. And don't use "versions" (Save as > Version) in case you did.

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    Re: WORD Frustration - 'There are too many edits .

    Klause
    As an aside; is this general guidance, or specific to this thread?
    <hr>And don't use "versions" (Save as > Version)<hr>
    Regards
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    Re: WORD Frustration - 'There are too many edits .

    Klaus will have to give a definitive answer.

    In Things to Avoid (on the Word MVP site), use of Versions is named among the features to avoid. An explanation is given here.

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    Re: WORD Frustration - 'There are too many edits .

    Thanks Hans
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    Re: WORD Frustration - 'There are too many edits .

    No, you caught me. I don't really know much about "Save as version", but usually when you hear about the feature, you hear about problems.

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    Re: WORD Frustration - 'There are too many edits .

    Thanks Klaus,

    I'll try this. I appreciate the help.

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    Re: WORD Frustration - 'There are too many edits .

    Hi Bill,

    Here's an MSKB article that might help:
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...kb;en-us;224029

    Cheers
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    Re: WORD Frustration - 'There are too many edits .

    Hi macpropod,

    Thanks for the article - I had already found this. Unfortunately it was of no help. I did find a solution though, that may be of interest to everyone. Its an add-in for word call "Cross-Eyes" from Levitt & James. It reveals all of word's formatting codes and allows you to find the problems that are very difficult or impossible to find using just word's built-in tools. It allowed me to find what word identified as "too many edits" and now my document is workable again.

    Thanks again, to all for their help!!

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