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Using word 2002 - when I go "undo automatically update style" my file size
doubles and I can't seem to get it back to a useable size.
One got to over 100M (from original 2K)!!
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Hi ?B?QUw=?=,

Using word 2002 - when I go "undo automatically update style" my file size
doubles and I can't seem to get it back to a useable size.
One got to over 100M (from original 2K)!!

I'm guessing that Word is saving both sets of style information in the file.
If you save to HTML, open, resave as a doc does that make any difference?

If you don't want Word to automatically update styles, why don't you turn off
the option?

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Of course I've turned it off!!

But I'd already killed a 50 page doc!!! It's so big now (didn't realise that
was happening with the size until it was too late) that I can hardly open it.

Saving as HTML and back into Doc didn't change the size at all.

Is word meant to save both styles?? Is there a fix for this?


"Cindy M -WordMVP-" wrote:

Hi ?B?QUw=?=,

Using word 2002 - when I go "undo automatically update style" my file size
doubles and I can't seem to get it back to a useable size.
One got to over 100M (from original 2K)!!

I'm guessing that Word is saving both sets of style information in the file.
If you save to HTML, open, resave as a doc does that make any difference?

If you don't want Word to automatically update styles, why don't you turn off
the option?

Cindy Meister
INTER-Solutions, Switzerland
http://homepage.swissonline.ch/cindymeister (last update Jun 8 2004)
http://www.word.mvps.org

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Hi ?B?QUw=?=,

Of course I've turned it off!!

I shouldn't think the "Undo" command would be available, then. At exactly what
point is this happening (when you open the document, or...)?

And to which option are you referring (menu commands, etc.)?

But I'd already killed a 50 page doc!!! It's so big now (didn't realise that
was happening with the size until it was too late) that I can hardly open it.

Saving as HTML and back into Doc didn't change the size at all.

Is word meant to save both styles?? Is there a fix for this?

Normally, I would say no. I'm guessing something may be damaged in your
document's structures. Before we go into trying to recover it, though, I need to
understand exactly what options, settings, etc. are involved.

One more question: was this document created on your machine? Using the same
version of Word? (2002)

Cindy Meister
INTER-Solutions, Switzerland
http://homepage.swissonline.ch/cindymeister (last update Jun 8 2004)
http://www.word.mvps.org

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I have a similar problem. A 150 page document with tables and graphics. Do a
small edit and for no apparent reason it blows out to 150mb!!!!!!!! Then it
becomes impossible to do anything with it.

Tony B

"Cindy M -WordMVP-" wrote:

Hi ?B?QUw=?=,

Of course I've turned it off!!

I shouldn't think the "Undo" command would be available, then. At exactly what
point is this happening (when you open the document, or...)?

And to which option are you referring (menu commands, etc.)?

But I'd already killed a 50 page doc!!! It's so big now (didn't realise that
was happening with the size until it was too late) that I can hardly open it.

Saving as HTML and back into Doc didn't change the size at all.

Is word meant to save both styles?? Is there a fix for this?

Normally, I would say no. I'm guessing something may be damaged in your
document's structures. Before we go into trying to recover it, though, I need to
understand exactly what options, settings, etc. are involved.

One more question: was this document created on your machine? Using the same
version of Word? (2002)

Cindy Meister
INTER-Solutions, Switzerland
http://homepage.swissonline.ch/cindymeister (last update Jun 8 2004)
http://www.word.mvps.org

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Hi ?B?VG9ueSBC?=,

I have a similar problem. A 150 page document with tables and graphics. Do a
small edit and for no apparent reason it blows out to 150mb!!!!!!!! Then it
becomes impossible to do anything with it.

Yes, sounds like it's damaged. You haven't mentioned which version of Word you
have, though.

Cindy Meister
INTER-Solutions, Switzerland
http://homepage.swissonline.ch/cindymeister (last update Jun 8 2004)
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