RE: Need tips on reducing Word file size

Subject: RE: Need tips on reducing Word file size
From: "Margaret Secara" <margaret -dot- secara -at- alphather -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 05 Jun 2002 09:02:22 -0700

Just the last paragraph mark. And it isn't just old formatting. Word stores formatting for the document in the last paragraph mark. When you do this, you may lose things like headers and footers, but it's a small price to pay.

Copy everything except the last paragraph mark into a new doc and save it with a new name. Keep the number of font and style changes under control. Save often.

Maggie Secara

>>><Amanda -dot- Abelove -at- econnections -dot- com> Wednesday, June 05, 2002 >>>

There are two things that bloat file size: inserted items and formatting.

To reduce files by batch, save the doc for the web. run the resulting images (png, jpg, gif)
through a batch image converter/optimizer. Save the web doc as a word file.

To reduce formatting bloat, copy the contents of your word doc, except for the last two paragraph
marks and paste into a new doc. For some reason, word likes to load all the old formatting and
change information on the last two paragraph marks.

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