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Word 2000 - file size explods!

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by azstyx, Feb 22, 2005.

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  1. azstyx

    azstyx Thread Starter

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    My doc was 733KB and contains some inserts of small gif photos. All of a sudden I opened the doc to make some text changes and I start getting the message "There is not enough memory or disk space to display or print the picture".
    I made a small text change and saved the doc and now it is 3.5MB in size! and I cannot see or display any of the embedded gifs?
    What happen? Is there any way to recover the doc?
    Thanks!
    styx
     
  2. HeddaLora

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    Open the file in WordPad. This will give you the text of the file.

    Then save it as a new Word doc (or copy and paste the content into a new Word doc).

    Check your attachments (the graphics) and see if they are huge or not. If they are huge, then optimize them before attaching them. If you don't have a tool to do this, there are some online freebies on the internet.
     
  3. azstyx

    azstyx Thread Starter

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    THX!!! great ...I was able to recover the guts of the document in wordpad!
    Styx
    :)
    thank you so much!
     
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    You're welcome ! :D
     
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