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  • The size of the template created in MS Office 2007 with "Word document" format is more than the size of the (same) template created with "Word 97-2003 document" format.

    But when I do "save as" a Word document from "Word 97-2003 document" format to "Word document" format, the size of the document is less.

    can anyone explain why the "Word document" format creates bigger size template What makes the difference?

    Wednesday, April 22, 2015 9:51 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    Based on my knowledge, the documents created in "Word document" format should have a smaller file size than "Word 97-2003 document" formatted documents.

    From Office 2007, the default 2007 Microsoft Office system file format is new. For Word 2007, Excel 2007 and PowerPoint 2007, the new default extensions are .docx, .xlsx and .pptx. These new formats help:

    • Increase file security
    • Reduce the chance of file corruption
    • Reduce file size
    • Improve data sharing across a range of storage and retrieval systems

    Regards,

    Steve Fan
    TechNet Community Support


    It's recommended to download and install Configuration Analyzer Tool (OffCAT), which is developed by Microsoft Support teams. Once the tool is installed, you can run it at any time to scan for hundreds of known issues in Office programs.

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    Thursday, April 23, 2015 6:41 AM

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  • Clarification of terms:

    A Template is a very special kind of Word product. In Word 2003, it has a .dot extension; in Word 2007, it has a .dotx or .dotm extension.

    A Document will have a .doc extension in Word 2003 and a .dotx or .dotm extension in Word 2007.

    You seem to be using Template and Document interchangeably.

    More on templates: Templates in Microsoft Word

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    Is your question simply curiosity or is there a reason it matters?

    Can you give figures for the file sizes?


    Charles Kenyon Madison, WI


    Wednesday, April 22, 2015 11:57 AM
  • Hi,

    Based on my knowledge, the documents created in "Word document" format should have a smaller file size than "Word 97-2003 document" formatted documents.

    From Office 2007, the default 2007 Microsoft Office system file format is new. For Word 2007, Excel 2007 and PowerPoint 2007, the new default extensions are .docx, .xlsx and .pptx. These new formats help:

    • Increase file security
    • Reduce the chance of file corruption
    • Reduce file size
    • Improve data sharing across a range of storage and retrieval systems

    Regards,

    Steve Fan
    TechNet Community Support


    It's recommended to download and install Configuration Analyzer Tool (OffCAT), which is developed by Microsoft Support teams. Once the tool is installed, you can run it at any time to scan for hundreds of known issues in Office programs.

    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Thursday, April 23, 2015 6:41 AM
  • at Wikipedia.com, i came know that .docx files have thumbnail image of the time. is this causing the more size of .dotx?

    i will try the analyzer tool and post the result.

    Ravi

    Friday, April 24, 2015 10:49 AM