Date: Tue Dec 14 1999 - 09:49:47 PST
Rick and Tarek:
This is just a tip for those still using Office95 PowerPoint, but (if
applicable) it may solve the reported download and startup problems.
IF (big "if") the imaps presentation is in Office95 format, ZIP the file. My
10MB to 12MB .ppt files were reduced to ~220KB, which is easily handled by
the various E-mail systems. Once transmitted, UNZIP, then open the file in
Office97, then save it TO A DIFFERENT NAME in Office97 format. Office97
compresses the file on the fly... perhaps as much as 5:1 over the Office95
format when there are many illustrations embedded. If you don't save it to a
different name, Office97 creates an internal backup of the previous version
to retain a history file; hence, it may even be bigger than the original file.
Conversely, Tarek, if it is an Office95 file, you could do the conversion to
Office97 format on your site to accomplish the same effect. Then downloads
would be much quicker.
Michael L. Conn
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