The file size of a Microsoft Word document is the limit. The maximum file size is 32 Mb; adding images or other visuals will result in fewer pages. The number of pages is determined by how those pages are used. Based on a file I recently examined, I'd estimate 2,000 pages—well over 300,000 words. At 22 characters per word, this would require about 75 MB of storage space.
There are two ways to go beyond the file size limit: reduce the amount of data required to create each page or use documents with templates or layouts that allow for more than one page.
Documents with multiple pages are called multipage documents. They can be printed or displayed using the Windows Explorer window and shown as separate files or tabs. Users can also combine several single-page documents into a single multipage document. This can be done by manually joining them together or by using software tools such as Microsoft Word's Page Layout tool. These combined documents can then be printed or viewed as a single multipage file.
Documents with templates or layouts are called template-based documents. They can contain only text but appear to users as if they were filled with graphics or other media. Users need to specify what should happen with each page when they open the document. For example, they could select to have each page automatically generated or they could request certain pages not be generated at all. Once this choice has been made for a particular document, its files cannot be changed without changing the template itself.
A Microsoft Word Document has 200 words on a single page and is 8KB in size. That translates to 128 pages in 1MB (1,024 divided by 8). That translates to 131,072 pages in 1 GB (1,024 times 128), or around 130,000 word pages per 1 GB of RAM. A standard Word Document is usually between 15,000 and 20,000 words long.
The actual number of words in a document will vary depending on how you create it. The more features you use, the larger the file will be. For example, a document with track changes, footnotes, and cross-references will take up more space than one without. Menus, tools, and other graphical elements may also increase the size of your file. There is no direct way to find out the size of a file before you open it, but you can estimate how much memory it will need by multiplying the number of words by 8. This gives you an idea of the maximum amount of memory your computer should have available in order to open this type of file without causing problems with performance or crashing.
Word documents are plain text files. They contain nothing but letters and numbers - no pictures, no videos, no embedded objects. The only things they can't hold are binary data - sequences of zeros and ones that represent images or music - and large blocks of text that might not fit on a single page.
What is the word count on a page? Of course, it depends on the font you're choosing, but in general, 250-300 words per page. As a result, a 55,000-word book should have around 200 manuscript pages. A 100,000 word book would be around 400 pages. There are always exceptions though; a book that's been shortened or rewritten may have fewer pages than expected, while a novel that's won awards may be printed on premium paper and come with any number of extras (like endpapers, posters, etc.)
That said, most books fall between 50 and 300 pages long. Here are some more specific numbers for popular genres:
Fiction: 150-250 pages mostly words, with a few pictures or graphs as needed/appreciated.
Nonfiction: 900-1,500 words usually, but up to 4,000 or 5,000 for longer works.
Self-help: 25,000 words or less.
How do I calculate word counts? It's easy! Just divide the number of words by the number of pages. So, if my book has 125 pages, then it has about 1650 words.
This number isn't perfect, because words can be divided into shorter sections within sentences, and sometimes parts of a sentence can stand alone.
According to Microsoft Support, the maximum file size for a Word document is 32MB, without counting photos or other visuals. As a result, a file including images or other graphics might be bigger than 32MB. There are two ways to go about creating larger documents: use a PDF file as a template and edit the copy, or use the Document Map feature to divide up the document into sub-documents that can each be under 32MB.
The maximum file size for Excel spreadsheets is 16MB, but most people don't reach this limit because they split their spreadsheet into smaller files which can be below the limit. A workbook with multiple worksheets also exceeds the limit if you save each sheet as an individual file.
The default maximum file size for PowerPoint presentations is 3MB, but some services may restrict access to certain types of files based on their size. For example, a service could restrict access to files over 2GB in size.
To ensure your document isn't rejected by these services, we recommend setting your file's maximum size to 99999999 bytes (32MB). This will give you room to grow without running into issues while keeping your document within the recommended limits.
The size of your document affects how far you can go in terms of formatting and content.
12 point typefaces are popular among editors. They're easy to read and don't take up much space on the page.
The ideal number of pages for a book is always going to vary depending on how long you want the book to be. For example, if you were writing a novel that was only going to be published in print then you'd probably want it to be as long or longer than 200 pages because that way it'll have a good chance of being bought by a publisher. But if you were writing a book that you intended to publish as an ebook only then you wouldn't need as many pages because your readers could read whatever length they wanted.
Books range in size from very short ones (such as pamphlets) which can be one page long, all the way up to large volumes (such as encyclopedias) which can be over 1,000 pages long.
In terms of actual size, a book doesn't get any bigger than a hardcover volume. These usually range in size from 5 inches by 7 inches to 6 inches by 9 inches. There are also trade paperback books which are smaller yet still quite large compared with other media.
One terabyte of Word documents is expected to contain 85,899,345 pages. If you can genuinely create that much stuff, you're in for a big archiving challenge. I am now reading David McCullough's book "John Adams," which is around 650 pages long. It was published in 2009. That means I'd have to write two more books like it every year just to keep up.
The world's information content is estimated to be about 500 exabytes (500 billion gigabytes), and it's growing by about 80% each year. That makes sense, because computers are getting faster and cheaper, so people are buying them at an ever-increasing rate. The United States alone has a digital data storage capacity of about 250,000,000 terabytes (250 trillion bytes). That's less than 1% of the way toward reaching even half of what's out there already!
The New York Times reports that some companies are building data centers filled with tape drives that are capable of storing hundreds of petabytes of information. That's greater than one thousand times more data than what's available now in computer hard drives. People are beginning to worry that we may someday run out of space for files.
In conclusion, word processing software is great but not perfect. There are ways to do almost anything you can think of in Microsoft Word, but sometimes it isn't the easiest tool in the world.