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Check the archives under HELP! (Word/Visio... ) to do with file sizes.
Or, a brief summary of what worked best for me, from my shaky memory:
(1) Turn off Fast Saves.
(2) Use Save AS to prevent future bloating (not Save).
From: Susan Kirsch [SMTP:susan -at- virtualcyber -dot- com]
Sent: Wednesday, March 29, 2000 11:22 AM
Subject: MS Word Bloat
I am writing a doc in Word that jumped from 200KB to 9MB. This doc
graphic. What is the deal?
I know that I knew this once, but I can't recall it from the haze.
Incidentally, I copied and pasted all but the last paragraph mark,
so it is
back to bantam weight again. But I am under a huge deadline and
to change whatever setting is causing this sudden weight gain.
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