Friday, June 12, 2009

How to Slim Down a Word Document

For some bizarre reason, one of our important Word documents ballooned from 600K to 80 Megabytes. The document would compress nicely to an 8Meg zip file, but was taking up way too much space. I opened the document, selected all with Ctl-a, and pasted it into a new document. The new document was back to 600K. Go figure.

1 comment:

Nolan Egly said...

Word docs contain a near-complete editing history that takes up a lot of disk space. Many companies will turn their docs to pdfs before forwarding them outside (especially bids, contract proposals, etc.) because it's possible to observe the "deleted" data in the file.