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Subject:Re: Is Microsoft Word a hog? From:Bill DuBay <bill_dubay -at- PHOENIX -dot- COM> Date:Thu, 19 Jun 1997 13:56:10 EDT
Why not convert your graphic into a .bmp format and then just link it into
the document with the Insert/Picture command, and uncheck Save With File? The
unembedded graphic will not add any size to your document.
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From: Carl Stieren <STIEREN -at- SIMWARE -dot- COM>, on 06/19/1997 09:47:
I used MS Word 7 for Windows 95/NT to write my paper on single source
documentation for SIGDOC 97. Before I inserted the graphics, the pieces
of this document were this big:
When I inserted the gifs into the Word doc ( Insert/Object/Create_From_File
guess how big the document became?
Give up? 5.8 MB !
Now, even if MS Word inserted the whole PhotoShop Pro program in its
file three times, the file would not have been this big?
Is there any way to avoid this, or is MS Word just a hog?
(By the way, in the end, since I couldn't get the Word doc to a
size, I just sent the doc without the gifs and sent the gifs as well and
the SIGDOC Reviewer to "Insert gifs A, B, and C into document D".)
- Carl Stieren
Ottawa, Ontario Canada
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