jeff in la wrote:
When you edit a Word file, Word in essence saves all your keystrokes (if
you've ever had your Mac crash mid-edit, then been able to restore the
file you were working on, you'd see the doc as of your last save, then
all the changes reappearing one by one till the last one to get into
Word's buffer). So, your files get bigger and bigger.
The easy way to fix this is to do a "Save as...". You can even give it
the same name, replacing your previous version. In "saving as...", Word
cleans up the file, leaving only the final appearance.
By the way, for your one-page file to have grown from 28K to 1000, you
must have been doing an extraordinary amount of editing. Have you added
any images? A large image scaled down in your page still takes up its
original quota of Kb. If this is what happened, you should use a
graphics program (e.g., Graphic Converter) to resize your picture before
inserting it into Word.
Dr. Susan Kayser SDSS at FermiLab