8 Replies Latest reply: Nov 14, 2013 3:39 PM by MRJ58
VReddy Level 1 Level 1
Hey everyone,

I'm working on an important presentation in keynote 09 and I want to be able to reduce the file size so that I can email it! I've tried using the reduce file size option but it still doesn't do it! There are quite a few images which I'm trying to crop and reduce but I can only do so much without compromising the quality of the images. And now the file size is just getting bigger and bigger even though I'm cutting slides out which has me really confused! I was wondering if any of you could help me with this. Advice is really appreciated. Thanks so much!
  • Paul JB Level 1 Level 1
    If you did not try the following, it should be easy:
    Cropping will not change much, but use secondary click of the mouse and select the option

    Do the same for all pictures you have in the presentation.

    I hope this will help.

    Let me know

    Take care, good luck for your presentation.

  • Rick A Level 1 Level 1
    You can also do this under File>Reduce FIle Size
  • VReddy Level 1 Level 1
    Hi Paul,

    Thanks so much for the advice. It did the same thing as Reduce file size under the File option which I had tried already. But thank you and take care!
  • VReddy Level 1 Level 1
    Thanks, Rick! I've tried Reduce file size already which helped but didn't entirely solve my problem so I was looking for some new tips and tricks!
  • Paul JB Level 1 Level 1
    I have the impression I might not have been clear enough ...

    You have to click on the image you want to reduce with the secondary click (control+mouse click) to get the drop down options with reduce file size.

    That's how I get my documents much lighter.

    Have you done that?

    Take care,

  • VReddy Level 1 Level 1
    Yes, I've tried that but the result is pretty much the same as the reduce file size in the file menu. Thanks so much for the help!
  • Rick A Level 1 Level 1
    Perhaps the file is just large, and you've done everything possible?

    One other thing you might want to try is to do a "Save As" with another version number. I just did that to a file that was 27.2 MB and it shrank to 25.4 MB. Not much, I know.

    I don't know how KN works internally, but a program like Adobe's InDesign stores all the changes you make to a file at the end of that file (if I understand correctly), and when you do a Save As, it rebuilds the file and gets rid of all the old info.

    Just curious, how big is your file, what's in it (lots of images?) and how small were you hoping to get it?
  • MRJ58 Level 1 Level 1

    I figured out a workaround. After reducing the file size, I duplicated the file to a NEW file ... which appears to get rid of the invisibly saved versions (which must have retained the old, big images). The new file, then, is much smaller and has no version history embedded.


    Does that help?