9201Re: [NTO] Huge File Size in MS Word
- Feb 17, 2012Ray Shapp wrote:
> I examined all the graphics. A total of 25 graphics use only 376KB.Word hides things from you. I copied the astronomy picture from the
title page out of the Word from Office 2003 and it seems to be (not
quite) 300 by 300 pixels. Printing from Word using the Acrobat PDF
writer from Acrobat 5.0 (full version, not reader) the image gets
brokem. Saving as Word 97 yields 46 MB, saving as Open Office 2.4 ODT
yields 19 MB. The sizes of the two PDF, Acrobat from Winword and export
from OpenOffice are 5.5 and 6.5 MB.
In both cases the astronomy picture, extracted with pdfimages, is 4000 x
4000 pixels, the broken one 4.5 MB and the correct one 5.5 MB as Jpeg 90
So that picture on the title page is a) huge and b) probably encoded in
a funny way that OpenOffice can deal with and Acrobat can't. I've no
idea why Word hides the true size from us, but I'm not surprised. Seems
like copying from Word gives you not what's in there but only the
current screen resolution.
PDF export from Office 24 with image reduction to 300 dpi and embedding
as Jpeg 90% yields a file of 1.4 MB. As often happens the import from
word is not perfect, the page break after page one is broken and I have
not bothered to repair that.
Thanks for confirming all my prejudices about Microsoft Word again. A
fellow student of mine took over a week to convert her finished, printed
and accepted master theses to PDF as requested by the professor and that
PDF too does very funny things with the emebedded images.
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