Why are the file sizes of my translated powerpoint presentations so much larger than the original English versions? I checked for text and graphic duplication and/or overwrite, and am not finding enough to explain the phenomenon. And how can I reduce the bloat?
I found the answer. It is actually a combination of behaviors: multiple masters, conversion from 2007 to 2003, and the fact that there are many languages that use a whole lot more words than English does to say exactly the same thing. Add that to the overwrite of text and graphics, and I think I have found most of the answer.