Friday, January 14, 2011

There is insufficient memory or disk space. Word cannot display the requested font.

Today is a 2 for 1. Just had two problems I ran across today that I thought would be interesting to post.

After installing a new version of Volume Licensed Office 2010 and activating it. I then log out of the administrator account and log into the standard user. Open word and you will consistently get the above error each time you start word: "There is insufficient memory or disk space. Word cannot display the requested font." Now you hit OK and you are fine and can go about your business.

I have had this issue if I follow the above steps on over 20 computers. Doesn't matter if it is standard or Professional. I haven't tested 32bit but this shows up in the 64bit version.

The good news is all that it takes to resolve this problem is a restart. After a restart the problem is gone. The problem only shows it's self in the Word application of Office. Interesting.


  1. I'm seeing the exact same problem. I created an install package and pushed it out to 3 workstations, and all of them get this error when opening Word. And as you indicated, a reboot fixes it.

    I'd love to get to the root of this issue before we push it out to our end users though. The old "please reboot your computer" stereotype doesn't sit right with me :)

  2. Yup. I hit the same issue. It was Office 2010 on a 32 bit install of Windows 7. Reboot fixed it. Thanks for the info...

  3. opening word 2013 insufficient memory or disk space
    Only issue with word file


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