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    Graphics optimize? (Pub 2000/2003)

    Word 2003 has a wonderful function which goes through an entire document and optimizes graphics for the file. Often this reduces a 30MB file to a 2 MB file or less. Does anyone know of such a capability (macro, plug-in, add-in, or separate program) for publisher?

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    Re: Graphics optimize? (Pub 2000/2003)

    There is a "compress pictures" button on the Picture toolbar. This article seems to indicate that this function is only for web pages produced in Publisher, but using the button offers a few more options. This may be what you are looking for.
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    Re: Graphics optimize? (Pub 2000/2003)

    Oh, that's incredible. Exactly what I needed. Reduced an 11MB .pub to 450K.

    Now why did they hide that?

    Thank you so much for showing it to me.

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    I'm adding a reply to this for 2 reasons, one to say thank you to Rebel for the advice. I agree with pwright2, this is such a great feature, why do they hide it.

    2nd reasons, I'm also replying just so that people can see it, the original post is a little bit old, so it kind of brings it up to the top. Great advice. Knocked my newsletter down from 9,700 K to 700 K, sure prints faster.

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    [quote name='donebb' post='781123' date='22-Jun-2009 19:32']I'm adding a reply to this for 2 reasons, one to say thank you to Rebel for the advice. I agree with pwright2, this is such a great feature, why do they hide it.

    2nd reasons, I'm also replying just so that people can see it, the original post is a little bit old, so it kind of brings it up to the top. Great advice. Knocked my newsletter down from 9,700 K to 700 K, sure prints faster.[/quote]
    Wow! I'd completely forgotten about that post. Glad it worked for you!
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    You began the thread with Word 2003, and I might remark that as I understand it Word 2007, with the *.docx extension, is also far more economical in file size as the same content in *.doc format. This, I presume, is independent of graphics. I don't know the percentages when it comes to the rest of the suite, but it might be useful for all if someone could offer us a link to or tell us the figures for an across-the-suite comparison of legitimate (= relatively lossless) file sizes, exclusive of third-party compression.

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    It also helps ALL programs if these images are resized BEFORE inserting them.
    The use of the Powertoy Image resizer and the likes of VSO image resizer will save one a lot headaches, as ALL programs can not compact these images.

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