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Save Workspace with Project Pro 2013 fails with not enough memory RRS feed

  • Question

  • I added the Save Workspace on ribbon.  This is done by clicking "Customize Quick Access Toolbar" and adding command "Save Workspace".

    I open a couple of project schedule and then click on "Save Workspace" icon.

    A dialog box appears stating

       "There is not enough memory to display the Save dialog box"

        "You can still save your profile file as "C:\users\mwharton\AppData\local\temp\PRJ6.tmp"

       "Do you want to continue saving the project file?"

    I am running Windows 7 with SP1. Project Professional 2013.   I have tried on 3 other workstations and get the same results.

    Feels like a bug.


    Michael Wharton, MVP, MBA, PMP, MCT, MCTS, MCSD, MCSE+I, MCDBA
    Website http://www.WhartonComputer.com
    Blog http://MyProjectExpert.com contains my field notes and SQL queries

    Tuesday, January 22, 2013 8:59 PM
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Answers

  • Michael --
     
    Interesting question about a feature that I really liked in earlier versions of the software!
     
    In versions of Microsoft Project prior to the 2010 version, users could open a batch of files, and then click File > Save Workspace.  The software would save a Workspace file with the extension MPW.  In the MPW file was a list of all open projects.  If at a later time the user opened the MPW file, the software would open ALL of the projects listed in the file.  It was a really nice way to open a batch of projects on which the user needed to work on a regular basis without needing to open each project individually.
     
    In the 2010 version of the software, no default ribbon contained the Save Workspace button, but users could add the button to the Quick Access Toolbar and then save their batch of projects as a Workspace file.  This is what you have done to be the case in the 2013 version.
     
    In the 2013 version of the software, however, I see the same error that you see if I try to save a Workspace file.  Further still, if I use Project 2013 and attempt to open a Workspace file created in either the 2007 version or the 2010 version, I see the following error message:
    You cannot open this file because it is saved in a file format not supported in Project 2013.  Use an older version of Project to open this file.
    Based on what I see in this message, I believe the Save Workspace functionality is no longer available in Project 2013.  If there is a bug (or a design oversight) related to this, I believe it is that the Save Workspace button is still available in the software, and should be removed.  Hope this helps.
     

    Dale A. Howard [MVP]
    VP of Educational Services
    msProjectExperts
    http://www.msprojectexperts.com
    http://www.projectserverexperts.com
    "We write the books on Project Server"

    Tuesday, January 22, 2013 9:42 PM
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All replies

  • Michael --
     
    Interesting question about a feature that I really liked in earlier versions of the software!
     
    In versions of Microsoft Project prior to the 2010 version, users could open a batch of files, and then click File > Save Workspace.  The software would save a Workspace file with the extension MPW.  In the MPW file was a list of all open projects.  If at a later time the user opened the MPW file, the software would open ALL of the projects listed in the file.  It was a really nice way to open a batch of projects on which the user needed to work on a regular basis without needing to open each project individually.
     
    In the 2010 version of the software, no default ribbon contained the Save Workspace button, but users could add the button to the Quick Access Toolbar and then save their batch of projects as a Workspace file.  This is what you have done to be the case in the 2013 version.
     
    In the 2013 version of the software, however, I see the same error that you see if I try to save a Workspace file.  Further still, if I use Project 2013 and attempt to open a Workspace file created in either the 2007 version or the 2010 version, I see the following error message:
    You cannot open this file because it is saved in a file format not supported in Project 2013.  Use an older version of Project to open this file.
    Based on what I see in this message, I believe the Save Workspace functionality is no longer available in Project 2013.  If there is a bug (or a design oversight) related to this, I believe it is that the Save Workspace button is still available in the software, and should be removed.  Hope this helps.
     

    Dale A. Howard [MVP]
    VP of Educational Services
    msProjectExperts
    http://www.msprojectexperts.com
    http://www.projectserverexperts.com
    "We write the books on Project Server"

    Tuesday, January 22, 2013 9:42 PM
    Moderator
  • Dear Michael

    did you get an answer or resolution of this problem? I'm encountering exactly the same error message, and is has nothing to do with data formats etc -- any "Save Dialog" I'm trying to open fails with the error message "There is not enough memory to display the Save dialog box"

    Thanks and best regards, LatB

    Monday, February 17, 2014 8:07 PM
  • Newtolive --

    Please re-read my reply to Michael.  Are you referring to the Save Workspace feature, which does not work in Microsoft Project 2013, or to something else?  If you are trying to do something else, please give us the exact steps you are using.  And please tell us what version of Microsoft Project and which Service Packs and Cumulative Updates you have applied.


    Dale A. Howard [MVP]

    Thursday, May 8, 2014 11:22 AM
    Moderator