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Excel/Word out of memory on label print

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by taz88d, Jul 12, 2006.

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  1. taz88d

    taz88d Thread Starter

    Jul 10, 2006
    I help the local Pop Warner football league with their computer needs.
    I use their machine to print mailing labels for their kids. It has worked fine until recently. Now when I attempt to import the Excel info to Word to print the labels I get an out of memory message and the program shuts down.

    Using a Dell Demension celeron w/ 256 meg mem. Office 2K
    Any ideas on a fix?
  2. bomb #21

    bomb #21

    Jul 1, 2005
    How exactly are you importing the Excel info to Word? Maybe you have an Excel list of the addresses and you've made this the data source for a mailmerge in Word.

    For mailing label jobs, I always stick with just one application (Word) rather than having 2 separate apps "communicating" (or trying to).

    If you are using an Excel list as a mailmerge data source, I'd recommend that you copy it into a fresh Word doc (as formatted text, so that it becomes a table) and then base the mailmerge on that instead.

  3. WendyM

    WendyM Retired Trusted Advisor

    Jun 27, 2003
    It might also be helpful to see the exact error message if you could either take a screen shot or write it down the next time it happens. And which program shuts down? Excel or Word?
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