I will not write about why or such and Word and Microsoft. Let me share what I do to clean up such a document.
Remember I am not going to enter into a discussion about why. Just the solution I use.
-> I save my document as a RTF. Then I open the RTF and save it in the version of .DOC I need.
I have a single page word document with some text and 2 tables.
The font is mostly "Times new Roman" with various font sizes.
The heading (part of the main body) is "Edwardian Script ITC".
My problem is that when I change a font size or formatting in either of the tables, then all the text in the whole document changes. I then "undo" and only the selected text is changed and all the other text returns to what it was before.
After doing this a number of times the saved document size grew to over 70MB!
I then opened a new (blank) document, copied everything from the huge document, and pasted into the blank document. The new saved size was 46KB.
After doing the formatting once in the new document, the saved size grows from 46KB to 96KB.
Can anyone assist with what is happening and how to "fix" it?
XP Professional Version 2002, SP3
MS Office Word 2003 (11.8237.8221) SP3
Compatibility Pack for the 2007 Office system.
All SW updates have been done up till yesterday (March 5, 2009).
I suspect the compatibilty pack may be the cause, but can anyone verify and/or explain this?