Bring back the .doc
May 9, 2012 12:00 PM Subscribe
I am getting the following error when trying to save in .doc format in Microsoft Word 2011 for Mac (v. 14.2.0): "the save failed due to out of memory or disk space". I can open .docs, but can only save as .docx. This happens with brand new documents and old ones.
I have searched in vain for this issue. I see that others have had this problem, but none of the various solutions I have found have helped. I have repaired permissions, and trashed the Word plist.
I also get the same error when I try to save as .rtf. If I try to save as .txt, Word just crashes.
This is on a Macbook Pro running Lion (10.7.3), and I've been having the problem since at least some time in the fall. I would just default to .docx except that I have had students and some colleagues who cannot always open .docx files, so I need to be able to have the .doc available. Plus - what happened to .rtf??