I have a word document in which I note down things I learn, some of which are accompanied by images. I recently noticed the size of my document had rocketed, so renamed it to a .zip and looked at its contents. In the word/media folder, I found that many of my images had been saved in the PNG format, when they had originally been embedded as JPG images.
I did some experimenting and found that when I add a plain JPG and save my document, the image stays as JPG inside the document, but when I add a drawing canvas, and add the image to that, the JPG gets converted to PNG which is much much larger.
I use a drawing canvas so I can arrange my images and text boxes within it easily.
How can I prevent word doing this; if I can't, is there any alternative to using a drawing canvas?