I've got a Word document that's massively bloated due to some images embedded in the document being saved as 5-40 MB emf files instead of a jpg that takes up .1% of the size. Does Word have any built in utility for changing image formats document-wide or am I stuck with editing the docx by hand?

  • Why not use image compression document-wide? FWIW, I've done the manual route on a 200-page document and it took less time than I thought it would. – user3463 Jan 19 '11 at 20:54
  • Image compression document-wide? What do you mean by that? Isn't everyrthing automatically compressed when it goes into the .zip docx container? Though, I'm actually finished with the reencoding (search & replace .emf with .jpeg on the resource XML, suck out the emfs, shove them through imagemagik, push them back in.) so yeah, it's easier than I thought. Still, I'd like it if Word could handle this automatically. – Oesor Jan 19 '11 at 21:57

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