Word Insert Picture File Size to Big, Compress does not work
Posted on 2005-03-16
Autosave is off.....
This issue with word has bugged me for somtime, but I just wanted to ask if people know if there is a solution to this problem. I have searched this problem but only found referances to solutions that involve adjusting file size before inserting into word.
When you insert large picture files into MS word 2003 the file size that is saved is huge. 8 pictures in my document = 120MB file. Now this is really silly because word has a compress option on the picture options menu.
Right-Click >> Format Picture
Picture Tab >> Compress
Now according to the settings they should be compressed to screen res' of 96dpi for all pictures in the document. Why then does this not happen and it decides that it will be a good idea to save them 10x larger than the files actually are. I understand it converts them to bmp uncompressed but if you copy the file back out of word paste it elsewhere the quality is poor and filesize small. Why then does word save like this or do the compress options just not work.
I can print the document as a PDF with no compression and get the same filesize as word, or use the same 96dpi pdf image compression and get the file down to 500k, with the same quality pictures.
Is this a bug in word??? or is there a real workable solution that does not involve cut paste grrr
Going mad. Thanks