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Embedded outlook emails in a MSWord document

Embedded outlook emails in a MSWord document

(OP)
I'm hoping maybe someone can provide ideas for my dilemma. I have a MSWord document that I have embedded (pasted) several email messages from outlook (Paste-Special->File). This works fantastic for my application. However, when I do this, the file size of the word document grows very quickly. Right now, I'm at 20+ MB and I'm just getting started.

I'm looking for ideas on how I can avoid/eliminate the tremendous growth in file size that this creates.

Seems to me that there are a few options:
  1. Write the embedded email messages out to .msg files in a well-known directory and insert a link into the word file instead. This would be doable in VBA but a pain and would require I ensure the file system is sync'd with my document. This would also preclude me from moving the file from desktop to desktop without remembering to copy all of the individual files also
  2. Find out a way to compress the inLineShape object embedded in the file.
  3. Convert the object to another object type that may be more efficient spacewise.
Any ideas or suggestions would be welcome...

Rev

RE: Embedded outlook emails in a MSWord document

Is there a public network drive?

Skip,

glassesJust traded in my OLD subtlety...
for a NUance!tongue

RE: Embedded outlook emails in a MSWord document

(OP)
SkipVaught, That's an idea... I may look at using one so I can move about more freely with my document.

Thanks...Rev

RE: Embedded outlook emails in a MSWord document

And use the server name rather than the drive letter to which the server is mapped.

Skip,

glassesJust traded in my OLD subtlety...
for a NUance!tongue

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