A friend of mine just bought an MBA. He installed Office 2011 in order to work mainly with Excel. As he opened one of his file (6.5MB - multiple sheets - company logo - no graphs) and wanted to save it this box appears: Excel error picture

where you can read something like Not enough memory. If I click on OK the box appears again like 15 times.

Thinking of an installation issue, I tried on my MBP which did the same result. But his old computer (win7 - Excel 2013) can open and save the file without any issue.

During my google searches, the only result that I found led me to a Windows based solution or an help site from 1994...

  • Is it running on the latest version of office 2010? – Jash Jacob May 6 '14 at 7:52
  • @JashJacob I guess, how can I figure it out? – Thomas Ayoub May 6 '14 at 8:03
up vote 3 down vote accepted

The file was saved as Excel 95 and was to big for the destination file. A simple save As with the new format xlsx solve the issue.

  • @Buscar웃 trust me, for a so stupid solution, I also regret the time I spent on this. – Thomas Ayoub May 6 '14 at 10:36
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    as long you have the solution it is all OK :) – Buscar웃 May 6 '14 at 10:38
  • I will try this on my problematic file! – Rob May 6 '14 at 16:55

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