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Inserting a zip file in an MS Word doc

Posted on 2014-02-18
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I have MS Word 2010 & 2003 : some of these files are more
than 12MB & jams up colleagues' Outlook mailboxes.

On analysing these Word docs, they contain massive-sized
csv (Comma separated value) Excel-like files: as these csv
files are text, I thought if I could zip them up, reinsert the
zipped csv files into the Word docs, then it would make the
attachments smaller.

Is it possible to insert zip files in Word docs such that the
readers just have to double-click the icons & it would auto
unzip & then opens the csv in Excel?
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To insert zip files to a word document.

Insert ------> Object -------> Create from file ---------> Browse and locate the zip file -------> Click open.
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by:sunhux
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There's 2 options: create as Icon  or  create as link:
as link, the recipient can't open the link though the
overall size of the Word doc is much smaller.

Is there any way to get it to work with "create as link" ?
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I did not choose "link to file" or "Display as icon". What happens when you do not check those options???
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by:sunhux
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Size of the saved Word document file if we don't check the 2 options
= size of the saved Word file if 'Display as icon' is checked
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by:sunhux
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But if we choose "link to file", the saved file is even much
smaller
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