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

Subject: Re: graphics size in Word files (was RE: HELP!)
From: "Peter Ring, PRC" <prc -at- ISA -dot- DKNET -dot- DK>
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 1998 09:34:38 +1

Laurie et al.,

all graphics are saved inside MS Word in two formats, the original
format, and WMF. The trick is to include the graphics as "Link to
file" withOUT "Save image in document".

For further tricks and details, take a look at my "Tip of the month"
from November 1997, see URL (Internet address) below.

> 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).


> > 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.

Greetings from Denmark

Peter Ring
PRC (Peter Ring Consultants)
- specialists in user friendly manuals and audits on manuals.
prc -at- isa -dot- dknet -dot- dk
- the "User Friendly Manuals" website with links, bibliography, list
of prof. associations, and tips for technical writers:
- text cleaning software, e.g. for reading difficult e-mails:

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