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Have you compacted the db since changing it? That should reduce the size. >-----Original Message----- >Hello. > >I recently did a test to review how the file size would >change in my database if I made all of my "background" >images in my forms embedded instead of linked. They were >originally added by using a custom "auto-format". > >The file size of my database increased by 40 MB. Because >this was not an acceptable change, I went back and changed >them back to linked images. In retrospect, I should have >changed the auto-format and reapplied it to all of the ...

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    Default Changing Embedded to Linked - Reduce File size

    Have you compacted the db since changing it? That should
    reduce the size.
    >-----Original Message-----
    >Hello.
    >
    >I recently did a test to review how the file size would
    >change in my database if I made all of my "background"
    >images in my forms embedded instead of linked. They were
    >originally added by using a custom "auto-format".
    >
    >The file size of my database increased by 40 MB. Because
    >this was not an acceptable change, I went back and
    changed
    >them back to linked images. In retrospect, I should have
    >changed the auto-format and reapplied it to all of the
    >forms, but this is not how I did it. I changed it in
    both
    >instances in the property settings for the background
    >image.
    >
    >Now, however, the file size has not gone back down. It
    is
    >still 40 MBs larger than it originally was.
    >
    >Is there some code hanging somewhere retaining those
    >images even though I changed them to linked images?
    >
    >Any help would be appreciated.
    >
    >Thank you.
    >
    >- Sharyl
    >.
    >
    Ngan Bui Guest

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    Default Changing Embedded to Linked - Reduce File size

    Thank you! It worked perfectly.

    - Sharyl
    >-----Original Message-----
    >Have you compacted the db since changing it? That should
    >reduce the size.
    >>-----Original Message-----
    >>Hello.
    >>
    >>I recently did a test to review how the file size would
    >>change in my database if I made all of my "background"
    >>images in my forms embedded instead of linked. They
    were
    >>originally added by using a custom "auto-format".
    >>
    >>The file size of my database increased by 40 MB.
    Because
    >>this was not an acceptable change, I went back and
    >changed
    >>them back to linked images. In retrospect, I should
    have
    >>changed the auto-format and reapplied it to all of the
    >>forms, but this is not how I did it. I changed it in
    >both
    >>instances in the property settings for the background
    >>image.
    >>
    >>Now, however, the file size has not gone back down. It
    >is
    >>still 40 MBs larger than it originally was.
    >>
    >>Is there some code hanging somewhere retaining those
    >>images even though I changed them to linked images?
    >>
    >>Any help would be appreciated.
    >>
    >>Thank you.
    >>
    >>- Sharyl
    >>.
    >>
    >.
    >
    Sharyl Guest

  3. #3

    Default Re: Changing Embedded to Linked - Reduce File size

    make sure to compact database on exit - this will fix it - or just run compact and repair
    Unregistered Guest

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