University of Wisconsin–Madison

How to Compress Images in Microsoft Word (Windows) to Reduce File Size

Do you have a Word document with lots of photos, and it’s so big that it won’t go through email?

You can compress the images inside Word to reduce the filespace.  Your choices include:

  • reduce for printing or for online viewing
  • reduce a specific image, or all images in the document

You can find the handout for Windows users here.