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    Picture Compression in Word (2000 SR-1)

    In WOW-MM #4.15, it says "(To compress all the pics in a word document, right-click on any picture in the doc, choose Format | Picture | Compress, choose the compression you want, and click OK.)"
    I can't get this to work for me. Does anyone know how to do this my version of Word?

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    Re: Picture Compression in Word (2000 SR-1)

    In Word 2002, the Compress... button appears on the lower left corner of the Picture tab in the Format Picture dialog. Could be a new feature in XP.

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    Re: Picture Compression in Word (2000 SR-1)

    Yes, this is a new feature in XP and not available in 2000.

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    Re: Picture Compression in Word (2000 SR-1)

    instead i recommend working with the png format for pictures, a lossless compressed file format for pictures that is natively supported by word since version 6 at least.

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    Re: Picture Compression in Word (2000 SR-1)

    Thanks for your response. I'll try that png suggestion and see how it works.

    Annette

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    Re: Picture Compression in Word (2000 SR-1)

    Just as a footnote, Microsoft Photo Editor can save a file in PNG format. It is best for graphics that do not have a lot of color variation. PNG is great for screen shots. For photographs, however, JPG will give you better compression (by better I mean smaller files, not necessarily better looking images).

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