If you use Word every day to create documents, you may come across this error, “Insufficient memory or disk space. cannot display the requested font“. You can also see similar errors asking you to shut down any extra windows and try again, or it may even show a detailed message indicating that your system memory is running low, despite the fact that there’s enough RAM or hard drive space.

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While you may double-check with the free space in your system’s RAM or reset the Word options, you can also try a quick fix to resolve this once and for all, if there’s no space issue. Let’s show you how.

How to fix “Insufficient Memory Or Disk Space. Cannot Display the Requested Font” Error in Word Using App Data

Step 1: Click on the Start button on your desktop and type %appdata% in the search box to open the destination File folder.


Step 3: In the Microsoft folder > double-click on the Templates folder.


Step 4: Under the folder menu, click on the View tab located on the top of the window, next to the Share tab. Now, under the View tab, click on Options on the right to open the Folder Options window.

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Step 5: In the Folder Options window, click on the View tab, scroll down, find Hide extensions for known file types, and uncheck the box next to it. Once done, press OK and press Yes in the prompt that pops up.


Step 6: Now, in the Templates folder, rename the Normal.dotm to Normal.old.


Now you are done. Simply restart your system and open Word without any error.



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