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How To: Reduce Powerpoint Filesize by Reducing Oversized Images (Powerpoint 2007-later)

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In most cases, images don’t need to be much larger than 1024 × 768 pixels. If your images are larger than this, your PowerPoint files are probably bigger than they need to be.

The Compress Pictures feature automatically reduces the file size of pictures when you save your document. You can also delete the cropped parts of pictures from a file by using this feature.

The Automatically perform basic compression on save option applies only to the document that is open in the current program. All of the other options in the Compression Settings dialog box apply to all documents in Office Excel 2007, Office PowerPoint 2007, Office Word 2007, and Office Outlook 2007.

  1. Select a picture in the document.
  2. Under Picture Tools, on the Format tab, in the Adjust group, click Compress Pictures.Picture Tools, Format tab Note If you do not see the Picture Tools and Format tabs, make sure that you selected a picture. If you see the Drawing Tools tab, rather than the Picture Tools tab.
  3. Click Options, and then do one or moreof the following:
    • To stop automatic reduction of picture file size when you save the document, clear the Automatically perform basic compression on save check box.
    • To automatically delete cropped areas of pictures when you save the document, select the Delete cropped areas of pictures check box, and then click OK.
    • To automatically save cropped areas of pictures, clear the Delete cropped areas of pictures check box.