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File Size Blowing Up

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File Size Blowing Up

I have some SAS code that uses ODS to output some rtf documents that contain tables and charts. When I open these rtf documents and make a minor change, such as adding a bit of text to a title, then save the document, the file size blows up by nearly a factor of 1000, going from 160 Kb to 11 Mb.

Does anyone know why this is happening and what can be done to stop it?

Thanks,

Brian

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Re: File Size Blowing Up

If you're using Word it puts in LOTS of additional tags that SAS doesn't include. Try saving as DOCX, use a different program to edit RTF or modify the SAS code to change the text. I often do the latter so when I update for the next go I don't have to make manual edits.

Also, I've had issues with older RTF documents rendering poorly in the later versions of Word, especially when they include graphics.

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Re: File Size Blowing Up

Thanks, I'll give that a try.

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