Microsoft Word in debugging mode

I created a very simple application to read a microsoft Word file using Read Text. The application works fine in run mode, but in debug mode is throws a Exception of “Unexpected Process termination”. If I scale down my word file from 200 pages to 1, it works fine. Is there a limitation on Word reads only in debugging mode? Also, is there a way to increase the memory allocation to handle this? It has the distinct odor of a memory allocation issue.