This article will explain how to reduce the file size of your word document. This may lead to reduced image quality, so it's recommended that you keep a backup of the document before compressing it.
These instructions should work for Microsoft Word 2010, 2013, and 2016. Mac versions are likely similar.
- From Word, with the document you'd like to compress, click on File in the top left and then Save As.
- On the bottom right of the Save as window, click on Tools and then Compress Pictures.
- You'll have a number of options here, but setting the Target output to Screen usually works well. After making your select, click the OK button and then save your file.
- In this particular example, the file went from about 25MB to 7MB.
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