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File size limits



locuazlola
Spain

File size limits
 
Hi,
 
Am I the only one who has issues with the file size limits on this website? I often use it to download worksheets/powerpoints, and want to upload pieces in return, as I feel it īs only fair. However, NOTHING I have fits within size limits, not even basic Word files with no pictures or anything. I have no idea how to make these files smaller. As for powerpoint, I would have to butcher them to cut out enough content to reduce file size, by which point they īd be fairly useless.
It frustrates me as I īd like to share my work, but I can īt unless I īm willing to spend hours reducing file sizes. Sadly, I īm unwilling to spend longer reducing file sizes than it took me to produce files in the first place!
 
Does anyone know of any nifty tricks to reduce file sizes? Or are admin (pretty please) willing to increase the sizes to more reasonable limits? Also, is my issue anything to do with working on a Mac, using Pages/Keynote, so all my .ppt or.doc files are conversions? I have quite a few worksheets and presentations sat on my hard drive waiting to be shared.
Many thanks for any help!
 
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15 Mar 2015      



ascincoquinas
Portugal

Hi Locuazlola!
 
You could download some tutorials. They are quite helpful. Here: Tutorials.
 
Ascincoquinas. 

15 Mar 2015     



MJ_Misa
Czech Republic

Hi,
 
over the years I īve been a member here, the size has been increased several times. I think there is no need to increase it any more, sometimes the problem is because of the size of pics in the ws. As my dear colleague Ascincoquinas suggested, have a look into tutorials. 
They are really helpful. ;-)
 

15 Mar 2015     



ohermann
Czech Republic

Hi Locuazlola,
 
I’m trying to understand the reason why even your "basic Word files with no pictures or anything" are so large in size. There must be something wrong with your PC or the way you safe the files. When you look at the thousands of wonderful worksheets here (mostly full of pictures, tables, frames, etc.) which fit the size limit you must find the problem in your PC or the way you create/save your wks. Look at the "tutorials" which Ascincoquinas suggested.
Oto

16 Mar 2015     



locuazlola
Spain

Thanks for suggesting the tutorial, I īll take a look. 
 
Ohermann,   I īm as baffled as you as to why my very basic worksheet exceeded the file size limit when I īve seen many more complex ones uploaded on here. I suspect it might be because I īm not working in Word directly, and have to convert the file. 

16 Mar 2015