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    Help! Word 2000 Template Bloat!

    Can anyone shed any light on this one?

    I'm developing away in a Word 2000 template.
    Almost every time I save it, it's started increaseing in size disproportionately to the changes I'm making.

    In the space of a few saves it has jumped from 200kb-odd to over 1.3 mb! I've had versions of it hitting 4mb+... (I had to just trash that one and start again)

    Things of note in the VBA project that are different from other, non-bloaty templates I'm working on:

    ADO 2.1
    A class module (making use of ADO objects)
    An MSFlex grid control

    Has anyone experienced this before?
    Has anyone got any ideas as to how I can stop this?
    It's killing my template! Help!

    G

    Addendum: It's definitely the MSFlex grid. I take it out and the file size drops. I stick it back in and it starts creeping up again...
    Anyone..?

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    Re: Help! Word 2000 Template Bloat!

    Template bloat is caused by malnurished MS VBA development team members whose diet consists mainly of soda, pizza and pieces of cake. If you would like to know their names follow the steps here: (sometimes works, sometimes not)

    http://www.eeggs.com/items/763.html

    After that you can download WordCodeCleaner from Payne Consulting to fix your problem:

    http://www.payneconsulting.com/Office/Word...codecleaner.htm
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    Re: Help! Word 2000 Template Bloat!

    Hi,

    I don't know if this will work in Word, so don't perform this on a live file!

    I had problems with an Excel 2000 spreadsheet with a lot of macros. It was also highly unstable. I saved it as html; closed Excel, and opened it, then saved it back as Excel format. Everything was there intact, the size had dropped to half, and it was stable again.

    This would not have worked in earlier versions than 2000.
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    geth
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    Re: Help! Word 2000 Template Bloat!

    Thanks for the suggestion.

    Sadly I tried this and the template got bigger...

    Bummer.

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    Re: Help! Word 2000 Template Bloat!

    Ok, you have a bunch of add-ins right? Don't give up yet. Have you tried a template rebuild? You can check out Howard's technique at

    http://www.mv.com/ipusers/standards/OhMyWo...ngTemplates.htm

    Hey, Howard, where you been anyway???

    But my technique is slightly more detailed. First, my Clean.dot has been stripped of every autotext entry -- absolutely the smallest .dot I can get. It's 18k. If you can get yours smaller, let me know. Second, I turn off all non-default add-in references before the operation begins. Check out the attachment to see the list. I'm still in the Office 97 environment, but the 2000 should only differ in file versions. Give it a try and say goodbye to bloat!
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