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Compressing a Picture

WD07S-3.2.6, PP07S-4.3.5

Office allows you to compress pictures in order to minimize the file size of the image. In doing so, however, you may lose some visual quality, depending on the compression setting. You can pick the resolution that you want for the pictures in a document based on where or how they’ll be viewed (for example, on the Web or printed). You can also set other options, such as Delete cropped areas of picture, to get the best balance between picture quality and file size or automatically compress pictures when you save your document.

Compress a Picture

yellow_circle_1.gif Click to select the pictures you want to compress.

yellow_circle_2.gif Click the Format tab under Picture Tools.

yellow_circle_3.gif Click the Compress Pictures button.

yellow_circle_4.gif Select the Apply to selected pictures only check box to apply compression setting to only the selected picture. Otherwise, clear the check box to compress all pictures in your document.

yellow_circle_5.gif Click Options.

yellow_circle_6.gif Select or clear the Automatically perform basic compression on save check box.

yellow_circle_7.gif Select or clear the Delete cropped areas of pictures check box to reduce file.

yellow_circle_8.gif Click the Print, Screen, or E-mail option to specify a target output.

yellow_circle_9.gif Click OK to close the Compression Settings dialog box.

yellow_circle_10.gif Click OK.

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