• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 125
  • Last Modified:

System Sluggish with 25MB PPT 2013 File

I have 89 slides in MS PowerPoint 2013. I added background photos to make the slides more interesting. The file size grew to 25MB. Now PPT 2013 is a little slow (sluggish). Is there some way to decrease the file size, and yet keep the same aesthetics (or better)? Or how can I improve system performance? (Hardware graphics acceleration is off.)

Dell Inspiron 1749 laptop with a first generation Core i5 (M520), 8GB RAM, and an SSD. Windows 7 Professional x 64 (clean install four months ago, and I keep my system clean). Thank you.
0
normanwillis
Asked:
normanwillis
  • 2
  • 2
1 Solution
 
bbaoIT ConsultantCommented:
regarding how to troubleshoot your issue from Windows level, please check my post to the another question of you.

regarding how to reduce the size of your large PPT file, please below link for some official hints about the issue.

https://support.office.microsoft.com/en-au/article/Reduce-the-file-size-of-a-picture-9d8de420-3beb-4481-98e9-88efa4e2fd95

commonly, except you do need to keep some high-resolution or high-DPI pictures, most images embedded in Office documents can be significantly size-reduced.
0
 
normanwillisAuthor Commented:
bbao, thank you. But does this document pertain to PPT 2013? I don't see those commands.
0
 
normanwillisAuthor Commented:
Actually, in this particular application I do need all the pixels I can get (as it is input for HD video).
0
 
bbaoIT ConsultantCommented:
if you do prefer using large multimedia objects in your PPT document, you may link the object files with your PPT document rather than embedding these objects in the document. see below for details.

Turn your presentation into a video
https://support.office.microsoft.com/en-us/article/Turn-your-presentation-into-a-video-c140551f-cb37-4818-b5d4-3e30815c3e83

How to play media clips in PowerPoint by using Windows Media Player
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/291879
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Featured Post

Upgrade your Question Security!

Your question, your audience. Choose who sees your identity—and your question—with question security.

  • 2
  • 2
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now