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size of Open Office generated Word files

 
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Michael Lawton
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 3:14 pm    Post subject: size of Open Office generated Word files Reply with quote

Sorry to come back to the boring topic of converting to Office, but all my customers use Word. I have begun using Open Office on my new computer, after having used Word on my old one, and I find that documents written in Open Office 2.1 and converted to Word are about 2.5 to 3 times larger than those written directly and saved in Word 2000. The documents are all simple texts with minimal formatting. The typical size relation is 17KB as an odt, 25 KB direct in Word, and 75 in Open Office saved as Word.

I would like to know if there is anything to be done to prevent this. The documents cannot be converted to pdf since they have to be editable by the recipients.

Can you help?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is a problem introduced in OOo 2.0.3; bug reports were filed by several people at that time, but nothing has been done about fixing it. If you search this forum, you will find several discussions, including a link to the "official" bug.

In the end, it's only a little disk space, but if you're really hurting because of this (e.g. someone reported that they could not file a resume because the 1-page .doc file was over the 100k limit), you can try and find a copy of 2.0.2, which does not have this problem.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many thanks. It's a nuisance, but it's not desperate. Maybe someone will solve it for 2.2.

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