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    Images in Word (Word 2000)

    Can anyone explain what happens to images when they are inserted as a file into word documents. tif and bmps image sizes are larger in files but when inserted into a word document, the word file is smaller than the original image file....help

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    Re: Images in Word (Word 2000)

    Word compresses certain native Windows formats, such as BMP, that can make the document smaller than the source. It uses an object container for certain others, such as GIF, that make the document larger than the source. If no one has an authoritative list, you'll have to experiment to determine which formats are treated which way.

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    Re: Images in Word (Word 2000)

    You can change the size of the image after it is inserted in Word.

    1. Right-click the image. A menu appears.
    2. From the menu select "Format Picture". The "Format Picture" dialog box appears.
    3. Select the "Size" tab.

    From here you can set the size of the picture by measurement units or by a percentage of the file's original size. There are also two check boxes, "Lock aspect ratio" and "Relative to original picture size." I suggest leaving those checked.

    Joe

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    Re: Images in Word (Word 2000)

    Oops. My goof. It sounds like your referring to the size in bytes of the Word file after an image is converted, and not the size that the graphic appears when it is inserted.

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    Re: Images in Word (Word 2000)

    Thanks, but I meant file size not picture size.

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    LMIamy
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    Re: Images in Word (Word 2000)

    That's ok, and yes, that is what I mean.

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