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10-12-2001, 08:07 PM
I have a file of around 23 mb which I need to email or save to a disk and post. Can anyone please tell me how to reduce the file size? Thank you in advance! Kind regards

10-12-2001, 09:20 PM
PowerDesk is an excellent programme for handling compressed files. WinZip is another. Before you Email it make sure you and the recipient have a fast connection because even compressed it will take a while.
You will need a few disks if you are going to zip the files to them.

11-12-2001, 07:42 PM
What type of file is it? Certain types of files compress better than others, for example an Excel spreadsheet usually compresses to 10% of its original size. If the file is an image you could alway resave it at a lower resolution.

11-12-2001, 09:51 PM
Thanks for your interest Tristan, the file is in Publisher and is made up of photos and text. I don't think I can reduce the resolution as it needs to be printed at the other end and so should be of high res. Thanks again for your help