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Thursday, October 04, 2007

Reason #2389 to buy a Mac: Smaller PPT files

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I never thought that I would promote a Microsoft product as a benefit to use a Mac, but here goes:
A graphics-heavy PowerPoint file could actually use less disk space on a Mac!
I was working on a presentation at home on my iMac and the file came to a hefty 4MB. But when I re-saved the file in Windows -- even after compressing all of the images to be optimised for the screen, the file size weighed in at a whopping 8MB!

I saved half the disk space on a Mac!

This was admittedly a non-scientific observation. But still, saving 50% of disk space is quite a significant difference. Truly, the Mac business unit at Microsoft has churned out the best version of Microsoft Office.

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