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Old 01-22-2013, 02:36 PM
cns cns is offline Windows XP Office 2007
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Default Huge file size

I am working on a text only file which is 7mb as a doc and 3 as a docx. I need a doc under 5 mb. I can't imagine what to try next. No images, no tables, just text.
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:40 AM
OTPM OTPM is offline Windows 7 32bit Office 2010 32bit
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This has worked for me in the past.
1. Press the SHow/Hide button on your toolbar in order to display all the control characters in your document.
2. Press Ctrl+A to select the whole document.
3. Press Ctrl+Shift+Left Arrow (this has the effect of deselecting the last paragraph mark in your document which contains all of the formatting of your document.
4. Press Ctrl+N to create a new document.
5. Press Ctrl+V to paste your text into a new document.
6. Save your document and then check the file size.
Hope this helps.
Good luck.
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