Microsoft Word 2013 and 2016 Maximum Limits and Specifications

Applies to: Microsoft® Word® Versions 2013 and 2016 for Windows

Below is a list of Microsoft Word 2013 and 2016 maximum limits and specifications.

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Microsoft Word Document Maximum Limits and Specifications

Maximum File Size: Limited to 32 MB for the total document with text only and does not include graphics, regardless of how the graphics image is inserted (Link to file, Save with document, or Wrapping style) into the document. Therefore, if the file contains graphics, the maximum file size can be larger than 32 MB.

Microsoft Word Maximum Limits and Specifications (in Regular Mode)

Maximum number of bookmarks: 2,147,483,647 bookmarks

Maximum number of styles: 4,079 styles

Maximum number of comments: 2,147,483,647 comments

Maximum number of fields: 2,147,483,647 fields

Number of subdocuments in a master document: 255 documents

Maximum number of moves: 2,147,483,647 moves

(Range Permission) maximum number allowed: 2,147,483,647 permissions

Size of file Word can open: 512 MB

Maximum number of records to display in recipients list dialog: 10,000 records. The 10,000 maximum is for the recipients' list dialog. If you search in that dialog, you are limited to the displayed records even if your data source has more records. The workaround is to filter the records so that those that you are looking for will fit in the dialog or to use the Find operation in the wizard task pane.

Microsoft Word Maximum Limits and Specifications (in Compatibility Mode)

Maximum number of bookmarks: 16,380 bookmarks

Maximum number of styles: 4,079 styles

Maximum number of comments: 16,380 comments

Number of subdocuments in a master document: 255 subdocuments

Maximum number of fields: 2,147,483,647 fields

Maximum number of moves: 32,752 moves

(Range Permission) maximum number allowed: 32,752 permissions

Size of file Word can open: 512 MB

Maximum number of records to display in recipients list dialog: 10,000 recipients. You are limited to 10,000 displayed records even if your data source has more records. To work around this limitation, you can filter the records so that they fit in the dialog or use the Find operation from the wizard task pane.

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