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    Insufficient memory (2004)

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by Ulyses on 02-Jun-07 05:55. I forgot to mention an important information.)</P>I'm using two iMacs G3: 333 MHZ, 320 MB RAM, and 700 MHz, 768 MB RAM.
    When trying to open two Excel files, sizes 12.3 and 3.3 MB, I get the message "Insuffcient memory". I get the same result with version 2001 in the first Mac, with OS 9.2 and version 2004 in the second Mac.
    I can open one of the files but not both at the same time.
    I have the utility Activity Monitor checking and free memory is at least 50% of total memory, but I always get the message.
    The files were made originally in a PC,
    My daughter also tried to open the files in a laptop PC and same result.
    Any suggestion will be appreciated.

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    Re: Insufficient memory (2004)

    Welcome to Woody's Lounge!

    The Windows versions of Excel have their own memory manager that can handle only a limited amount of memory (the amount increases from version to version). I don't know about the Macintosh versions, but the same probably applies. So it might well be that although both iMacs have plenty of RAM, Excel still cannot open the two workbooks simultaneously.

    (See Excel Memory Limits - Decision Models for some backgound)

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    Re: Insufficient memory (2004)

    Thanks, Hans.

    Mac OS 10.x is supossed to allocate memory as needed to applications, but probably is as you say, Excel has its own memory manager. This is to say, Steve proposes, and Bill disposes. <img src=/w3timages/censored.gif alt=censored border=0>

    Thanks again. <img src=/S/anigrin.gif border=0 alt=anigrin width=19 height=19>

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