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    My boss asked me to convert a slide presentation from PPT to MS-Word so we can use tracked changes. When I did that, this 38-slide presentation (785 KB) grew into a 130 MB monster! Where did I go wrong?

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    If your Word document contains mini-versions of the slides, each of the slides becomes a complex graphic object that contains all the information of the original slide. If your slides contain a background picture, each of the slide thumbnails in Word will contain the complete picture.

    It might be worthwhile to create a copy of the presentation, remove graphics, then send to Word. This should result in a much smaller file size.

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    What a difference! Our organization is overly fond of its graphics. It's mandatory that the graphics be included on every slideónever mind the file bloat and that the graphics detract from the message!

    Enough ranting. I followed your suggestion, and sure enough: The file size of the Word document went down from 130MB to a very manageable 1.6MB!

    Thanks again, Hans!

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