RE: Ever expanding word docs?

Subject: RE: Ever expanding word docs?
From: "Steve Hudson" <steve -at- wright -dot- com -dot- au>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 9 May 2001 09:43:35 +1000

Do ALL of the following:

1) Display Tools > Options > Save

a) Ensure "Allow fast saves" is OFF. This merely saves your deltas onto
the end of a document - and can cause lethal corruptions.

b) Ensure "Allow background saves" is OFF - this seems to crash W2K.

2) Ensure the Tools menu has the "Protect Document" option showing - if this
says "Unprotect Document" then you have revision tracking enabled - select
Unprotect Document to disable.

3) Avoid manual styling and embedded graphics.

4) Ensure File > Versions shows no additional versions.

If in future you have doc bloat, the first thing to try is to remove all
section breaks, copy the entire document EXCEPT THE LAST PARA MARK to a new
document and see what your new size is. If this drops heaps of size - you
have an issue with style differences twixt template and document, and/or
extraneous list templates from bad list management.

Steve Hudson
Lead Technical Writer
Wright Technologies (Aus)
steve -at- www -dot- wright -dot- com -dot- au
(612) 9518-1822
The best way to predict the future... is to create it!


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