PowerPoint file sizes PMS-ing
So here's some interesting behaviour I'm witnessing with PowerPoint 2003. Try this at home, kiddies:
- Create a new PowerPoint 2003 presentation
- Type some text, any text, in the slide
- Save the presentation somewhere, anywhere, on your hard-drive
- Navigate to that location and note the size of the file
- Save the presentation again (without changing anything)
- Note the size of the file again
- Continue steps 5 and 6 until you are suitably befuddled
I've tried this on two systems with the same results so hopefully you'll see the same thing I did: namely that the file size increments with each save until a certain point, then reverts back to its original size and starts the cycle over again.
Not sure what it's saving with each increment but this is kind of weird behaviour. I noticed it originally on a presentation file from a client. It has nigh on 300 slides in it and he added "three or four" and sent me the new one. The old one was 890KB, the new one 1604KB.
Me: Are you very sure you didn't add say, pictures of Anna Nicole Smith into the presentation
He: Well, the before and after pictures are an excellent depiction of the variability of oil prices but in the end, yes, I did take them out.
During various save cycles, the presentation will cycle through the following sizes: 899KB, 1103KB, 1295KB, 1494KB, and finally, a hard-drive-thrashin' 1693KB. That's a gain of 88% from the original file size!
Any guesses about these drastic mood swings for a simple Hillbilly?