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MS Word Tip: Remove Pics from Document

Discussion in 'Scripting & Programming' started by Fergal1982, Apr 18, 2008.

  1. Fergal1982

    Fergal1982 Petabyte Poster

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    One of the girls at work had an issue where they needed to remove all pics from a word doc (it was about 2MB with the pics in, and needed to be drastically reduced for storage in the system).

    In case you ever need to do this, you can add the code below to a macro. Run it, and it will remove all pictures so that when you save it, the size of the document will be reduced.

    This is confirmed to work in both 2003 and 2007. I can post step-by-step instructions on how to do this in both if anyone wants.

    Code:
    Dim objPic As InlineShape
    Dim PicCount As Integer
    
    For Each objPic In ActiveDocument.InlineShapes
            objPic.Delete
            PicCount = PicCount + 1
    Next objPic
    MsgBox (PicCount & " Images Deleted")
    
    I also mapped this to a keyboard shortcut (Alt + `) so that its easier to run. If you are doing this sort of thing a lot, I would recommend it, otherwise you have to get into the macro menu and run it from there.
     
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  2. Tinus1959

    Tinus1959 Gigabyte Poster

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    2 MB isn't that big. You mean 2 GB perhaps?
     
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  3. Fergal1982

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    no it was 2MB. Not particularly big in terms of size, but for the app is was being loaded into, it was far too big, and crashing the app continually. Its a webapp, and doesnt like more than about 500K.
     
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  4. Bluerinse
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    Jeez Tinus a 2GB word doc.. what are you on, space cake? :p
     
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  5. Fergal1982

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    oh, I wish he was. I've seen 2GB word files before.
     
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  6. Bluerinse
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    In which case the author needs to be shot :lolbang
     
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  7. Fergal1982

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    oh yeah. part of the problem was the inclusion of large images without any attempt (or understanding of the need) to reduce the size of them. Resulting file was well over 2GB as I recall.
     
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  8. Tinus1959

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    Yep, me to. This guy even had some movies inside (avi).
     
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