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How could I compress images in Writer [closed]

asked 2012-02-26 09:05:23 +0200

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updated 2021-05-25 16:02:59 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

As does Word 2003, I want to compress all the images of a doc file to get a file less heavy.

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Closed for the following reason the question is answered, right answer was accepted by Alex Kemp
close date 2015-10-15 21:48:16.220751


Accepted answer is deprecated. Like in SO questions should not be closed when there is an accepted answer. I answered on SuperUser.

PabloAB gravatar imagePabloAB ( 2021-02-10 07:25:44 +0200 )edit

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answered 2012-03-01 17:33:44 +0200

updated 2012-03-05 14:37:49 +0200

ODT (and in general, ODF files) are already a compressed archive. If you rename any file to .ZIP you will be able to examine it using any archiving utility.

Edit: I didn't imply to manually rename each ODF file, open the archive and re-compress it, rename again, that a bit unpractical.

If you'd want this to be supported while sticking with the .doc format, I'd suggest filing a bug report, requesting such feature ("Compress image data when using .DOC format". Make sureyou include example files (w/o confidential information) to support your use case.

However, it seems if you use the ODF format (not .DOC), LibreOffice will attempt to compress, make sure the option under Tools > Options > Load/Save > General > Default file format and ODF settings > Size optimization for ODF format is checked.

If the option I described in LibreOffice (under the Options menu) doesn't achieve this, I would also suggest to file a bug report.

If you have many files you'd like to do this with, you could experiment with command line. This entry at StackOverflow describes how to do so:

If you do end up fileing a bug report, please come back here, edit your question and make a reference to it.

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It's a way to do it, but it take too much time. As I answered to babylon558, I will wait for this feature...

eloro gravatar imageeloro ( 2012-03-04 20:14:07 +0200 )edit

But my Libre Office doesn't have a check box for Size optimization for ODF format. Was that option removed or moved somewhere else?

radiodave gravatar imageradiodave ( 2015-12-17 06:54:52 +0200 )edit

The option was removed on bug 54812. Not sure why

PabloAB gravatar imagePabloAB ( 2021-02-09 21:52:49 +0200 )edit

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