Hi - I have a large word document (55MB) that is made that size by many slides which have been inserted into the text (its a training manual). Within these slides are pictures, as well as countless other pictures scattered throughout the document. The creator has taken very large images, dumped them in at full resolution and re-sized in word, so the file size seems not to be reduced (word doesn't compress them?). I have to get this document down in size but want to avoid extracting each image to some resizing programme (even a bulk resizing one like Firestone) and then putting them back in , there are hundreds of images, this would take a long long time!
I'm using word 2010 and I tried using its feature to "compress pictures" but it doesn't do it to more than one at a time even though I specify that option - perhaps something to do with the fact they are in slides in the document, which act like text boxes?
I searched the knowledge base and found a guy writing a VB for something like this... but I don't have VB skills.
Any advice much appreciated. Thanks