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insert pictures in a story using word

by Fred Scott / March 22, 2006 11:57 AM PST

I have written a story and inserted 5 pictures but the file size is large to send via e-mail.
If I reduce the picture size down to 30% will the file size shrink as well or does eveything remain the same.

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Remain the same...
by John.Wilkinson / March 22, 2006 2:33 PM PST

If you import a picture into Word and then shrink the image down the file size of the Word document will remain the same because it's still storing the original data of the picture...the full-sized image. If you wish to reduce the size, you'd have to remove the photo from inside word, use a photo editor (such as MS Paint) to reduce the dimensions of the photo, save it, then import the shrunken image into Word for manipulation. The quality of the photo will be reduced, meaning it won't look as nice if 'expanded' to full-size, but it will cut down the file size enough to be sent via e-mail.

Hope this helps,

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hi us zip
by kulfi / March 22, 2006 9:33 PM PST
In reply to: Remain the same...

hi if u want send it via mail then try to zip and send

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Help me with Zip...
by reverson / March 24, 2006 12:43 AM PST
In reply to: hi us zip

I tried Zipping my files but amazingly the file size remained ALMOST the same, and I had the same trouble in emailing the whole file.
Is there a way to reduce the zip file further down in size?



I have XP home edition and used Windows explorer to get to the file, right clicked and then "send" to Zip - compressed.
My computer is a Gateway 2.93G Hz

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Thanks John
by Fred Scott / March 23, 2006 2:45 PM PST
In reply to: Remain the same...

I redid my word story by removing the pictures and used Adobe 5.5 to reduce the image and inserted the pictures back in word and made a big difference emailing it. Thanks again

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Another way
by eddie11013 / March 23, 2006 10:54 PM PST
In reply to: Thanks John

I know you already resolved your problem, but there is another way, and that is to use You Send it Program: Its for free, can send up to 1 Gig. Basically you are using their servers, as I understand it, the receiving party gets a message to get the file and they are then able to download same, they ( keeps on their servers for a week.
Just a suggestion,

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