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    How can I reduce PPT file size? (2002 SP3)

    I have a PowerPoint prsentation created by someone else that I must send to clients today. There are 37 slides, with 14 of them containing pictures copied and pasted into the presentation from jpg files. The rest is text only. The slide background is solid blue, and there are two graphic logos in the footer. The file size currently is 11,470 kb. Removing the background blue color reduces the file to 10,583. Removing the pictures and using the file - insert feature increased the size to 15,523 kb. Is there anything I can do to reduce the file size to smaller than 10,583? I have read all of the posts I could find on this forum, and I don't have time or expertise to reduce the jpg size. Other than that, I've tried everything already suggested. Thanks for your help.

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    Re: How can I reduce PPT file size? (2002 SP3)

    Pictures in .jpg format are already compressed, so except by decreasing image quality (which you don't want to do), there's probably not much you can do to reduce the size of the presentation itself. However, you can zip the file, this may result in a significantly smaller file to send (how much smaller depends on the presentation).

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    Re: How can I reduce PPT file size? (2002 SP3)

    Have you tried resizing the picture BEFORE inserting them in the Powerpoint file.
    I use the MS Powertoy "Image resizer" and use the "Hand Held" 240 x 320 size.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: How can I reduce PPT file size? (2002 SP3)

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    Caniac,

    See Why are my PowerPoint files so big? What can I do about it?

    If you have powerpoint 2002 There is a 'compress' feature hidden away.
    There are also 'addins' you can use to compress (shrink) the filesize, without affecting the quality of the pictures...

    See http://www.rdpslides.com/pptools/optimizer and http://www.nxpowerlite.com


    Also have you turned off 'fast saves' ?
    See Do this before using PowerPoint seriously

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    Re: How can I reduce PPT file size? (2002 SP3)

    Thanks to everyone for the suggestions. <img src=/S/anigrin.gif border=0 alt=anigrin width=19 height=19>

    Unfortunately, we had to email the presentation to the client yesterday. I also highly doubt the company will spring for purchasing add-ons.

    I will save all suggestions for any future issues I might have along these lines.

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    Re: How can I reduce PPT file size? (2002 SP3)

    > I also highly doubt the company will spring for purchasing add-ons.

    As long as clients don't mind receiving 12MB files, why bother? <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

    But seriously, having the capability to deliver an appropriately sized image files may be considered a mark of professionalism for firms that deal in images. This might not apply to your business.

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    Re: How can I reduce PPT file size? (2002 SP3)

    >As long as clients don't mind receiving 12MB files, why bother?

    >But seriously, having the capability to deliver an appropriately sized image files may be considered a mark of professionalism for firms that deal in images. This might not apply to your business.

    It doesn't apply to us. We're consultants. <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

    I have a hard enough time getting them to give me the basic tools I need, without asking for add-ins. (We don't email large powerpoint presentations very often either).

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