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I had to edit several Word files and then convert them to PDF for posting on
a web site. The original Word files ranged in size from 100 - 500 kb. The new
PDFs didn't match the original files' sizes but they were also in that range.
Then I was told to make RTF format of each file. Now they range in size from
1 - 3 MB. OK fine, I know files are bigger when converted to RTF.

Except one of the files, the one that was 500 KB in Word .doc format, is now
15 MB. Way too big to post on the site or email to my colleagues. Why would
this file grow 30x in size when converted from doc to RTF, when all the
others grew no more than 10x more? I looked in the original Word doc and
can't find anything special in this file, why it grew so much, but there may
be something I'm missing.

Thanks.
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On Wed, 24 Feb 2010 20:41:01 -0800, angela g
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others grew no more than 10x more? I looked in the original Word doc and
can't find anything special in this file, why it grew so much, but there may
be something I'm missing.

Graphıcs and/or offbeat fonts perhaps?

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As I said above " I looked in the original Word doc and
can't find anything special in this file, why it grew so much, but there may
be something I'm missing" so I doubt it's a graphic issue.
Are there types of fonts that would be normal sized in doc or pdf format and
grow huge in rtf? If so, is there a way to id those fonts or do I just need
to do trial and error?

Anybody have more definitive answers about this sort of problem?

"Opinicus" wrote:

On Wed, 24 Feb 2010 20:41:01 -0800, angela g
wrote:

others grew no more than 10x more? I looked in the original Word doc and
can't find anything special in this file, why it grew so much, but there may
be something I'm missing.

Graphıcs and/or offbeat fonts perhaps?

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http://www.kanyak.com
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Or maybe my question should be

Can anyone recommend a text editor that will convert .doc or docx or for
that matter PDF or existing .RTF files and make them smaller than when Word
does the same action? Thanks.
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