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I'm not sure if someone has brought this up yet. Forgive me if they have.
I use Word as my main writing tool and include lots of photos & graphics. One issue might be the size of your graphics. Your max. example of 13,000 KB is actually 13 MB. That's a big file and when you insert it into a Word file it adds another 13 MB to your file size. Add about 10 photos and you could easily be up to 100 MB.
I try to keep my Word files less than 50-70 MB in size. If you start adding lots of big graphics/photos, your file size will grow pretty big. A too-large Word file will cause trouble in part because of Word and in part because your computer may not want to handle such a large file. (Particularly if it's older or has less than optimal RAM.)
(Check the file size of your Word file. If you're having trouble with it and it's about a couple hundred MB, that might be a problem.
For photos, I tend to use .jpgs and size them to about 1 MB each (1,000 KB). My resolution is still very good. I've tried the .png format but for some reason I have occasional graphics where the .pngs don't appear when I open the file. Not sure why. A software friend says it shouldn't make a difference. But from experience, I still with good quality .jpgs.
(And I don't link my photos. Often, I have to share the Word files with engineers so they can modify them. So that's not an option for me.)
Senior Technical Writer
Astronics Test Systems, Inc.: 4 Goodyear; Irvine, CA 92618
I've been using an Insert command to add graphics to my MS Word doc, but adding pix this way causes Word to crash A LOT.
To insert a graphic, I do a manual return at the end of the line of text, then select Picture > Insert. The Wrap Text setting I use is In Line with Text; and I'm using .gifs.
These are not super-huge files btw; the largest is 13,000 KB and contains 60 pix.
I tried using Insert > Link to File; but when other users open my docs, the pictures don't appear.
Any ideas on how I could fix either the crashing with inserted graphics; or the vanished linked pix?
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