docx file size is not smaller than doc?

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  1. seasurfer macrumors 6502a

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    It is claimed that .docx file size will be smaller than doc. I tried it on many occasion, and only on one occasion did the file size of .docx is smaller than .doc. Why?
     
  2. tersono macrumors 68000

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  3. seasurfer thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I tried it again, this time I got the smaller file.

    I used the same document in 2 occasions and I got different file size, why? The first time it is 88kb, the second time it is 12kb...which is the one I am looking for.
     
  4. cool11 macrumors 65816

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    There are many years now, of mass use of new versions of Ms office.
    What is the conclusion?
    Are docx files usually smaller than the identical doc ones?
     
  5. dspsbl macrumors newbie

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    Who cares after almost 6 years?

    No dial-ups today.

    You'll notice difference in Word file size only if you turn on/off Include Fonts in File oprion in Wod's Preferences.
     
  6. gatos macrumors newbie

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    Untick the option "Save preview picture with new documents"

    That I did not find - there is no File option in my Word prefs (v. 14.1.0).

    But I found out that if you untick the option "Save preview picture with new documents" (Word prefs, Save), then the size is reduced dramatically. A 158kb file became 17kb.

    This option is useless in the OS X environment anyway, as the thumbnail is created by the Finder (probably, by QuickLook) not by Word. So, you do have this preview picture available even if you toggle it off in Word prefs.

     
  7. cool11 macrumors 65816

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    Wow! Thanks for the nice tip!!!
     

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