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I have a big Word file which is embedded in an Excel file. The Excel file consists of tables that are linked to the Word file. The Word file is about 100 pages and consists of text as well as linked tables.
The problem I have is that every time I update text or figures in my Word file and save the changes, the entire (Excel) file seems to double in size. What started as a file of 3 MB has grown to be a file of 20 MB now and is getting too slow to work in.
What I do after updating my Word file is saving the Word document by replacing the old one. After that I save the entire Excel file (with the newly saved Word file embedded) under a new name, so that a new 'version' is created.
As far as I can see track changes is not active.
Does anybody know what could be the problem?