Why can't I save a 30GB World file when I have 50GB of available space?

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My Word document is quite large, around 30GB. After making some changes to the text, I tried to save it but the saving process failed. I still have 50GB of storage space on my hard drive.

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Word Management
Word: A family of Microsoft word processing software products for creating web, email, and print documents.Management: The act or process of organizing, handling, directing or controlling something.
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  1. John Korchok 3,356 Reputation points

    Here is Microsoft's page about Word's limits: Operating parameter limitations and specifications in Word

    You most likely have unoptimized graphics in your file that are causing that much file size bloat. To reduce the file size, your can crop them before placing, reduce the resolution, change full-color to indexed color where possible and save any jpg images at a lower quality.

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