How do I compress images in my MS Word document?
If you are submitting a Word document containing a number of large images, you may wish to compress these when you save. If your document is only slightly larger than the 40mb that Turnitin allows, try saving it as a pdf, as this will automatically reduce the file size!
We recommend that you create a copy of your original file before compressing, and always check the quality of images after you have reduced the file size.
To do this:
- Click File.
- Click Save As.
- Type a new name for your file to create a copy.
- Click on a picture and choose 'Format' > 'Picture Tools' above the ribbon.
- In the Compress Pictures pop-up window... You can then choose an output size. If your original document is very large you might need to check the E-mail option to significantly reduce your file size.
6. Click OK.
7. Check the quality of your pictures, ensuring all content is still accessible in the compressed document and save again.