graphics size in Word files (was RE: HELP!)

Subject: graphics size in Word files (was RE: HELP!)
From: Laurie Little <llittle -at- GSALINK -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 1998 12:38:30 -0400

This was a timely suggestion; I just yesterday resaved my screens as
.GIFs (from BMPs) in hopes of paring my document size (Word 7).

The graphics went from an average 800K to about 10K, but amazingly
enough, my Word file grew instead (from 5 mg to 7 mg).

I unlinked them (a suggestion I found in the archives), but it only
reduced the size by about 200k. The graphics must be embedded because
the documents are in SourceSafe and many people need to access them.
I've been told that there is no way to link graphics from SourceSafe to
the Word doc (is this misinformation?)

Any suggestions? They were saved as 8-bit images in Hypersnap.
Laurie L. Little From there to here, from here to there,
llittle -at- gsalink -dot- com Funny things are everywhere <Dr. Seuss>
416-593-6262 x 533
Toronto, ON

> -----Original Message-----
> From: John J. Gardiner [SMTP:jgard -at- POP -dot- SLIP -dot- NET]
> Sent: Monday, April 27, 1998 6:04 PM
> Subject: Re: HELP!
> At 05:52 PM 4/27/98 -0400, Tracey Moore wrote:
> >I have to write a draft (Beta) users guide in three weeks.
> Uh oh.
> >We use Word 97.
> Yikes.
> >...and so the users guides contain lots of screen scrapes.
> Double DOH!
> Seriously, one thing that I have found helpful is to be sure that the
> graphics in my Word doc are as small as possible. This might entail
> changing image formats to GIF or PCX from another format. The bigger
> the file size of the image, the more likely Word will crash/hang.

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