On 02/26/2014 10:43 PM, Dale Rebgetz wrote:
Thomas, beginning with LibreOffice 4.1 there is a new feature
There is a 10 MB file size limit, which my book exceeds due to the
you right-click on an image in your document you will see the option
This opens a dialogue box where you are provided with information
that image (including its current size), proposed compression
and a Calculate button to see the new size of that image if you
accept those settings.
I have not found a way to do this on all the images at once.
Because the changes are permanent, I suggest you *first* save a
the original (large) document. That way you can try again if you
compress the images too much and loose too much image quality.
What format and compression "level" are you using for your images?
You could always use JPG and make the image "compressed" to the
level that still a good viewable quality. Also, make sure you
the "exact" size you want for the document and not need to resize
a smaller size in the document to fit the image area you are using.
will reduce the amount of "space" in the file needed to store the
I have seen too many documents with nearly full page size images that
are reduced to a visible one of less that 2 inches. That just add a
of file size to the document that is not needed.
So, make you image out side your document the visible size and
compression level you want/need first, then you do not need to
in the document and add unneeded file space/size in your document.
Many image formats, especially jpeg images downloaded from digital
cameras, contain metadata tags (eg camera maker/model, time/date and
many others). Removing all these metadata tags can sometimes make a
worthwhile contribution to reducing the size of your image files.
A handy little program I use for resizing, compressing and stripping
metadata from images before inserting them into a document is
Image Viewer": http://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDetail.htm Not OSS, but
free for personal use. A Windows only program, but undoubtedly there
equal or better ones for other platforms.