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On Wed, 24 Nov 2004 13:28:13 +0100, "Jerry"
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I've been working on a large document (220 pages, 9 MB), mainly changing the
formatting, rearranging paragraphs and deleting comments. The document now
objectively contains less information, but is 60 MB in size. Why is this?


I'm on a Mac, where the "allow fast saves" preference/setting causes
that. It might be the same for you, since it is for ever recording
keystrokes and operations you have performed. Do a save-as. Open the
new one and check the settings. See what happens.

Do you have a lot of graphics? Even the 9meg seems high; I have a 450
page manuscript that is less than 1 meg and I have embedded fonts.



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Now I have it! (got that indicated in another group): it was embedded
graphics.
For some reason if you embed something, e.g. an Excel graph, as opposed to
just pasting it as a bitmap, and then resize it, it makes the file grow.

I had a number of Visio diagrams; when I converted them to ordinary
graphics, the problem was gone.

Thanks to everyone for your help.


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| In article , E. Barry
| Bruyea wrote:
|
| On Wed, 24 Nov 2004 13:28:13 +0100, "Jerry"
| wrote:
|
| I've been working on a large document (220 pages, 9 MB), mainly
changing the
| formatting, rearranging paragraphs and deleting comments. The document
now
| objectively contains less information, but is 60 MB in size. Why is
this?
|
| I'm on a Mac, where the "allow fast saves" preference/setting causes
| that. It might be the same for you, since it is for ever recording
| keystrokes and operations you have performed. Do a save-as. Open the
| new one and check the settings. See what happens.
|
| Do you have a lot of graphics? Even the 9meg seems high; I have a 450
| page manuscript that is less than 1 meg and I have embedded fonts.
|
|
|
| --
| I thought I would be the last on earth to mung my e-mail address.
| fsnospam$elliott$$


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