How to reallocate disc space?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by OyVey, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. OyVey macrumors newbie

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    Using Mac version of Microsoft Office for basic text documents, however getting a message that there is no disc space.

    How do I readjust space allocated for other programs so that I am able to have more space for the documents?
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    How much free disk space do you have?

    Where are you trying to save to?

    Historically speaking, MS Word will default to the "out of disk space" message when it encounters any problem.. Typically having nothing to do with lack of disk space. Got any images or equations in the doc?
     
  3. OyVey thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have no idea how to answer your questions.

    I am not getting any equations.

    And I should have all the space I need, since I am not doing anything special other than text-writing and because I don't have a lot of things on my computer I should have plenty of space.
     
  4. toolbox macrumors 68020

    toolbox

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    Click on your Hard disk icon on the desktop and press on the keyboard command + I ---> This will bring up a box giving you this information

    If you are low on space, os x ships with all these extra things like printer drivers and extra fonts which half the time are not needed

    This app here will show you what files are taking the most space and allow you to remove them

    http://www.omnigroup.com/applications/omnidisksweeper/
     
  5. OyVey thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for the app. but I don't think that that is the issue. I have plenty of space available, as per the info on the hard drive and the same for my personal settings. I don't have that many files. Nor do I have that many installations on my computer. It seems like the issue is something else, but I don't know what it is, and at the time it is stopping me from doing my work.

    Please advice. I really need help with this.

    Thank you.
     
  6. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    As, as an experiment, you're trying to save files to your Desktop?
    And you can save other files to your Desktop?
    Which version of Mac OS X are you using?
    Which version of MS Office are you using?
    And is this one file that is giving you this error? Or any Word document?
    Did you create this document, or was it created by someone else?
     
  7. OyVey thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Using Mac OS X v. 10.5.5 & Microsoft Office 2008. Working on different files.
     
  8. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    Did you create them, or did someone else?
    Where are you attempting to save them?
    Have you tried using "Save As"?
     

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