Word 2002 and Images as Objects?

Subject: Word 2002 and Images as Objects?
From: Geoff Hart <ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>, ekarenski-techwrl -at- yahoo -dot- com
Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2005 14:45:03 -0500

Karen wondered: <<I have a document where I was importing images (jpg) as objects and ensuring that I kept them as a link to the original image. I *thought* this would minimize file size. Boy, was I wrong! ... The 35 page document has grown to 100 MB quickly.>>

My understanding is that when you embed anything as an object, whether a spreadsheet or a graphic, Word must add a large chunk of support code to define the creator application and load that application should you inadvertently double-click that object so as to edit it "in place".

The usual approach should instead be to "insert" the graphic (under the Insert menu), and select the "link to file" checkbox if you want to preserve a link to the graphic:

<<To deal with the link issue, I embedded the graphics in the Word document. And the file size went down to 4 MB.>>

As you discovered, that's the more efficient approach.

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