Compression software for Mac Office Suite

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by kingwest, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. kingwest macrumors newbie

    Jan 27, 2011
    Hey All,
    I am just wondering if there is any software that will compress Mac Office Suite to a reasonable size. I am not talking about zip program but something like the NXPowerlite for PC kind of deal.
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Just out of curiosity, why would you like to compress MS Office? It doesn't take more than 500MB or 1GB of HDD/SSD capacity away.

    EDIT: I see what you mean now, you want to compress the actual resulting work files.
  3. kingwest thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 27, 2011
    Powerpoint files with images embedded can get to 25 meg size or more.
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Some file types compress more than others. For example, a .doc file which is mostly text will compress a lot, whereas a file containing a movie, music or images, not so much. It's the embedded images in your PowerPoint files that aren't compressing much. There are things you can do, such as reducing the resolution or size of the images to make them smaller, but compression technology isn't going to get you very far with multimedia files.
  5. Blu101 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 10, 2010
    If you're trying to get it down to size for e-mail or the like, you can always split your powerpoint presentation into parts, i.e. part 1/2/3 etc. then send one at a time.
  6. kingwest thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 27, 2011
    Thanks ! Is does not look that professional to split file and send them to client! They don't see that from our perspective. Anyways, figured out. MS office 2011 had the ability to compress their files to about 65 % less. That's pretty good!

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