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Windows 7: PowerPoint File Size Too Large!

26 Feb 2011   #1
technomann

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 
PowerPoint File Size Too Large!

This is driving me NUTS! I've been grappling with this problem for days! I am running Office 2010 on Windows 7 64-bit. I just created my first PowerPoint presentation containing 30 slides, all containing images, with a total of 35 images overall. All of the images together add up to less than 6 MB. During the creation of the slides I was careful to follow the guidelines for Sizing Digital Images For Powerpoint.

However, when I save the presentation to disk, it is over 55 MB! I have tried to Compress Pictures from the Format toolbar-- no effect. In fact, file size of the presentation was larger after this. If I go to File>Info>Optimize Media Compatibility, this option is GRAYED OUT and does not work! I want to be able to send this presentation as an email attachment, but 55MB is way too big!

What the heck is going on here? How can I fix this???

Thanks for any and all advice.





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26 Feb 2011   #2
BugMeister

Windows10 Pro - 64Bit vs.10547
 
 

are you saving just the presentation itself - or the full working powerpoint file?
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27 Feb 2011   #3
technomann

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BugMeister View Post
are you saving just the presentation itself - or the full working powerpoint file?
What's the difference? I'm new to PowerPoint.
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27 Feb 2011   #4
Irene

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

You could "send" it to a zip-file:
Compress and uncompress files (zip files)
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27 Feb 2011   #5
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

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27 Feb 2011   #6
technomann

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Irene View Post
You could "send" it to a zip-file:
Compress and uncompress files (zip files)
Zipping the pps file only changes the file size from 54 MB to 51 MB-- still too big to email. I really don't understand why the pps or even the ppt file is so HUGE. Like I stated earlier, all of the images combined only total less than 6 MB. Where is all the extra crap coming from???
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27 Feb 2011   #7
BugMeister

Windows10 Pro - 64Bit vs.10547
 
 

Reduce File Sizes in PowerPoint - Disable Fast Saves to Reduce PowerPoint File Sizes

see point 2 from the reply above..

<quote>
2. How to Compress Pictures in PowerPoint:
If you have any pictures in your PowerPoint presentation, then you can optimize the size by compressing pictures.
Step 1 - Click on the picture to bring up the Picture toolbar
Step 2- Click the compress picture button
Step 3 - On the Compress Pictures menu:
• Apply to: All pictures in document
• Change resolution: Web/Screen
• Options: Compress pictures and Delete cropped areas of pictures
• Click OK
When the command finishes, you can save the file at a fraction of it’s prior size. In this case we had 100+ maps in a 70 Meg file. After the Compress Picture command finished, the file was only 12 Meg.
<unquote>

any use..?
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27 Feb 2011   #8
technomann

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BugMeister View Post
Reduce File Sizes in PowerPoint - Disable Fast Saves to Reduce PowerPoint File Sizes

see point 2 from the reply above..

<quote>
2. How to Compress Pictures in PowerPoint:
If you have any pictures in your PowerPoint presentation, then you can optimize the size by compressing pictures.
Step 1 - Click on the picture to bring up the Picture toolbar
Step 2- Click the compress picture button
Step 3 - On the Compress Pictures menu:
• Apply to: All pictures in document
• Change resolution: Web/Screen
• Options: Compress pictures and Delete cropped areas of pictures
• Click OK
When the command finishes, you can save the file at a fraction of it’s prior size. In this case we had 100+ maps in a 70 Meg file. After the Compress Picture command finished, the file was only 12 Meg.
<unquote>

any use..?
Tried it several times. Didn't do a darn thing...
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27 Feb 2011   #9
technomann

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BugMeister View Post
are you saving just the presentation itself - or the full working powerpoint file?
It doesn't seem to matter. Both the .ppt and .pps files are the same size-- 54 MB.
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27 Feb 2011   #10
BugMeister

Windows10 Pro - 64Bit vs.10547
 
 

drat, what a nuisance..

what about saving it to the Cloud (Office online BETA) and allowing the recipient access..??
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