Dan Goldstein’s MS Word Bloat Reduction Techniques

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Here are some ideas for Word bloat reduction:

  • Disable change tracking and use Accept All Changes.
  • Add graphics only by using Insert>Picture>From File. Avoid directly pasted graphics.
  • Make sure graphics are anchored, not floating.
  • Avoid content pasted from HTML files.
  • View hidden text.
  • Use table styles and Table AutoFormat.
  • Avoid manual formatting. Use paragraph and character styles.
  • Avoid inserted objects as much as you can. If you don't need to revise them, convert to WMFs or other formats.

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