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    Compressing pictures (PowerPoint 2000)

    Hello Everybody!

    I have received a presentation, that is about 100 MB large. It contains a lot of pictures, which are reduced to a size of about 25% (Graphic | Properties | Size). I know that from Version 2002 on there is an internal function to reduce the original size to the shown size. Is there a function in 2000 as well, or will I have to use external tools?

    If someone has a hint for me, it will be very appreciated!

    Thank you in advance.

    Many greetings, Porley

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    Re: Compressing pictures (PowerPoint 2000)

    Thanks for your answer. If you use an external tool, you may also take IrfanView. It is very simple and effective.
    * Copy the resized picture to the clipboard
    * switch to IrfanView
    * Insert picture from clipboard
    * Copy picture to clipboard again
    * switch to PowerPoint
    * Insert picture from clipboard
    It will have the same size as before and the same quality (at least, I did not see it on the printout). Only now the picture shows a scale factor of 100% and not a smaller one. So the presentation can be shrinked easily and very fast. Nevertheless, you have to take an external tool... and this I wanted to prevent.

    Many greetings, Porley

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    Re: Compressing pictures (PowerPoint 2000)

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by WendellB on 16-Sep-04 14:28. Activate web links)</P>Porley,

    It's either a case of doing it do it manually or using a third part application.

    See,
    Why are my PowerPoint files so big? What can I do about it?
    http://www.rdpslides.com/pptfaq/FAQ00062.htm

    And
    Tutorial on Powerpoint Graphics - avoiding the filesize bloat
    http://www.powerpointbackgrounds.com...ntgraphics.htm

    And
    Presentation optimizer
    http://www.rdpslides.com/pptools/FAQ00013.htm

    nx powerlite
    http://www.nxpowerlite.com/

    To do it manually

    In powerpoint . select the picture...edit > copy . Start MS Photo Editor (nothing else will do...not photoshop not psp)
    Edit > Paste
    Save the picture as PNG or JPG
    Then re-size the picture (using your favorite pixel basher) to the correct amount of pixels (see tutorial on graphics above)
    Then Insert > picture from file (in powerpoint)
    Re-size be using the corner handles to avoid distortion.


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    TAJ Simmons
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    TAJ Simmons
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    Re: Compressing pictures (PowerPoint 2000)

    The RnR Optimizer (and, I believe, the nxlite optimizer also) is most definitely a third-party tool, but it is at least a PPT add-in, so you can compress your images within PPT without having to rebuild the entire presentation.

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