Can't import Word file

Hi, I have a Word file that I’ve been trying to import into the research area. The file is large–238MB–because it has a lot of photos. It was much bigger than that, but I compressed the photos to get it down to that size. It’s a .docx file. Every time I try to import it, Scrivener either hangs or just shuts down altogether. How can I get around this?

Assuming that the file’s size is the problem, and that it includes items that could be divided up into different topics or areas, your best bet might be simply to select and save portions of the file as separate .docx files and import these into Scrivener. Scrivener is great for organizing anyway, so this might be a way of beginning that process.