iWorks documents massively over-sized

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Benbikeman, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. Benbikeman macrumors 6502a

    Benbikeman

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    I have a 440k Word document on my Mac. When I open this in Pages and save it as a Pages document it becomes 1.7Mb. However, when I upload it to iWorks, it suddenly becomes 206Mb!

    I know that it automatically generates three versions - Word, Pages and PDF - but even so should still only be 2-3Mb total. Yet it's 100 times bigger! The same happens with other documents.

    Aside from the much-increased upload times, it also means that my iCloud storage isn't going to go very far.

    Anyone else experiencing this?
     
  2. thunderbunny macrumors 6502a

    thunderbunny

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    Not checked file sizes, but am definitely not seeing this to such an extent. Have got 11.6Mb of Pages docs which seems reasonable.

    Does it store the document as all 3 formats?, I had assumed they are stored as one format and processed into other formats when downloaded.
     
  3. Benbikeman thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Benbikeman

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    When you upload from the Mac, there are status messages showing it creating the other formats, so it does seem to embed them all within a single file. Not that this explains the massive size, of course.
     

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