Why is my odt file so large?

asked 2016-09-08 16:50:36 +0100

b9anders gravatar image

I have a 24 page odt document. I use two fonts and a background. Somehow, the size is 114mb. This seems unreasonably high to me.

I opened it in MS Word, it couldn't read the background image, so I had to set that up again. Same image as before. Then I saved as docx. 90kb(!).

How can the same document take up more than 100 times the amount of space when using odt and libreoffice?

If I save the docx file as odt, set the page image again (lost again) and save it is now 599 kb. Some of the formatting is a bit off, but nothing that can not be fixed with a bit of work.

Is there any way I can strip the original doc of whatever is causing it to grow so large?

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I would say it has to do with the images you have as background. Did you create the original 114mb file in Writer? What is the size and file extension of the images you used to set as background in the original 114mb? Is MS word compressing the background images so they occupy a shorter amount of memory?

Zeca gravatar imageZeca ( 2016-09-08 19:13:00 +0100 )edit