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    Word file bloat - big blow out (W97)

    Hiya

    I have a Word document that came to me thats only 18pges, but the file size is 7.5MG.
    The doc doesnt contain any graphics & few tables & a couple of continuous section breaks.
    I've selected & copied all in the doc except the last paragraph mark & pasted into a new doc. The new doc's file size is 87K.

    The only thing I can think of is the user has turned on in Word>Tools>Options>Save> Allow Fast Saves - has enabled & turned on this option.
    However the user isnt in today so I can check their Word settings.
    Just having this option on - can it really bloat this file size out to 7.5MG. could this accumulate & increase the file size over time?
    Is there anything else which could cause this blow out?

    many thanks & regards
    Diana

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    Re: Word file bloat - big blow out (W97)

    Tracked changes and versions would be two of the first things to check for
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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    Re: Word file bloat - big blow out (W97)

    Hi Andrew

    thanks for that.
    In 'Versions' do you mean within Word ie File >Versions?

    Diana

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    Re: Word file bloat - big blow out (W97)

    Yes, that's the one. Is there anything there in either of those locations.

    If fast save was the culprit, you would see an immediate file shrinkage if you do a File > Save As.
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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    Re: Word file bloat - big blow out (W97)

    oh ok thankyou Andrew - Diana

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