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I pasted a bunch of tables from Excel into a 200k word file. They are not
Excel objects, linked or unliked (various reasons). They are now "native"
Word tables, nothing wierd about them. However, my file size ballooned. Got
huge. Almost 5MB making it more difficult to share with my co-authors. I
have turned off fast save and applied the other tips I find in word to no
avail. Feels like something bid is "hidden". Anybody have any ideas?
Thanks!
Jim


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There are a number of reasons for excessive file size, including:

1. Fast Saves: Disable this at on the Save tab of Tools | Options.

2. Preview Pictu Clear the check box on the Summary tab of File |
Properties.

3. Versions (File | Versions): Make sure "Automatically save version on
close" is not turned on.

4. Revisions (Tools | Track Changes):
Highlight Changes: Make sure "Highlight changes on screen" is turned on
(or that "Final Showing Markup" is displayed).
Accept/Reject Changes: If "Accept All" or "Reject All" is available then
revisions are present; accept or reject all changes, then turn Track Changes
off.

5. Embedded True Type fonts (Tools | Options | Save); embedding fonts should
be avoided wherever possible.

6. Embedded graphics: When feasible, it is preferable to link the graphics.
That is, when you insert the graphic, click the arrow beside Insert in the
Picture dialog and choose Link to File rather than Insert or Insert and
Link.

7. Embedded objects: These are even worse than ordinary graphics saved with
the document. If you see an { EMBED } code, the graphic is an OLE object.
Unless you need to be able to edit the object in place, unlink it using
Ctrl+Shift+F9.

8. File format: Make sure you are saving as a Word document; in some cases
..rtf (Rich Text Format) files are significantly larger than .doc files.

9. Document corruption: See
http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/AppErrors/CorruptDoc.htm.

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I pasted a bunch of tables from Excel into a 200k word file. They are not
Excel objects, linked or unliked (various reasons). They are now "native"
Word tables, nothing wierd about them. However, my file size ballooned.

Got
huge. Almost 5MB making it more difficult to share with my co-authors. I
have turned off fast save and applied the other tips I find in word to no
avail. Feels like something bid is "hidden". Anybody have any ideas?
Thanks!
Jim



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