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NEVER use fast saves! Those of us doing online help learned to disable that
..um...feature long ago.
One thing you might try to bring the document down to a reasonable size is to
select the entire document, copy it, then paste it into a new document, close
the original and do a save as. This should get rid of all the extraneous junk
the fast save accumulated.
Kelly Parr wrote, in part:
> I desperately need your help because this document must go out today.
> I received a 67 page Word file for editing that was originally 1.1 mb and had
> about 12 Visio 5 drawings embedded in it. At most a one-day endeavor...
> Unfortunately, it has turned into my biggest nightmare. During the course of
> my editing I noticed the Autosave function was practically bringing my work to
> its knees---that is to say a save was taking as much as three to five minutes.
> Perplexed,, I took a look at the document properties and saw that
> the file was now in excess of 33 mb!!!....