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I've got a 84 page document that is over 13M in size! Another related document is much less than 1M, and it has a similar number of pages, pictures and tables. Is there a way to compact or clean up .docx files? It just doesn't make sense that it is that huge!

It was initially created as a .doc file, and that old copy is huge too.

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have you tried "save as" to resave as a new docx? you can also try do extract the file with 7zip or winrar (yes it's simply a zipped file with xml's inside) to see what's the main reason of the big filesize. –  schöppi Oct 27 '10 at 20:46
    
Put something about making a copy ending with .zip and looking at it that way to see the bloat, and I'll accept your answer. The pictures are .png, and every one is huge. If I change the graphic type, I think I can get it to a more reasonable size. –  thursdaysgeek Oct 27 '10 at 21:07
    
I meant, make an answer, instead of a comment, so I can accept it. :) –  thursdaysgeek Oct 27 '10 at 21:08

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Convert the PNG's to JPG's firstly. Secondly, try the following:

  1. Select All > Copy
  2. Create new Word Doc & Paste
  3. Save and Close

This MIGHT reduce the file size by eliminating a large history of changes etc.

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For the firstly. The secondly didn't help, but after the firstly, it also wasn't needed. –  thursdaysgeek Mar 1 '11 at 21:17

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