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What this message is saying is that Word doesn't have write capability to create the temporary files, which is most likely apermissions issue. Try running Disk Utility - Repair Disk Permissions, then restart your Mac.
Please let me know how you make out.
Hi went to the disk utilitary and then I repared the permitions of the disk ("first aid" section) and then I restarted the system. But the problem maintains. Sometimes the error is the same ("word could not create the work file. Check the amount of disk space on your startup disk") but now I can open some word files. Other times the error is: "Microsoft word has encontered a problem and needs to close. We sorry for the inconvinience".
Could you help me, please.
I also performed a "disk verification" and the disk is OK
I've performed again the disk verification and the permitions and repared it again. Another restart and now seems that the problem is solved. I will work a bit to confirm that.
Yes, seems ok now. Thank you very much. The solutions given on web foruns are too complicated. This was easy.
I suppose that it can happen again (in months or years) but I'll do the same.