OFF98: "Out of Memory" or Run-Time Errors Running Wizards

ID: q181772

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When you run a wizard or an add-in in a Microsoft Office 98 Macintosh Edition program, you may receive various out of memory and run-time errors. For example, you may see error messages that are similar to the following:

Run-time error '31032':
Unable to create embedded object
Memory is too full to perform the operation. Try again after closing a window, or try increasing PoerPoint's preferred memory size with Get Info.
There is insufficient memory or disk space. Close extra windows and save your work.
Out of memory
The project file " is corrupt and can't be loaded.
Run-time error '7'


This problem may occur if you run multiple wizards or add-ins and you are using the default memory settings for the Office 98 program.


To resolve this problem, increase the preferred memory size by 2,000 kilobytes for the affected Office program.

The following example shows you how to increase the preferred memory size for Microsoft Excel. To do this, follow these steps.

  1. Quit Excel if it is currently running.

  2. Double-click the Microsoft Office 98 folder on your hard disk.

  3. Click the Microsoft Excel icon.

  4. On the File menu, click Get Info.

  5. Increase the number in the Preferred Size box by 2000.

  6. Close the Microsoft Excel Info window.

NOTE: Each additional wizard and add-in uses additional memory, so it may be necessary to further increase the preferred memory size of the affected Office program.

Additional query words: OFF98 XL98 oom

Keywords          : kberrmsg kbdta xlvbainfo 
Version           : MACINTOSH:98
Platform          : MACINTOSH 
Issue type        : kbbug kbprb 

Last Reviewed: May 25, 1999