Tuesday, April 20, 2010

File size limits for Google Docs

Google documents will only allow 10 mb presentation files. My file size is 13 mb for my Petcha Kutcha. I have tried to convert it and change the file size on my images. But it has only increased the file size (very time consuming battle). Any reccomendations or other places we could upload this to?

There are a couple ways you can handle this.

  1. If you don't want to change the images you have in your presentation, create an account on Slideshare.net and upload your presentation there instead of to Google Docs. Slideshare will accept files up to 100 MB in size.
  2. You can reduce the file size of your PowerPoint by copying and using smaller photos in your presentation. This will require you to locate the same images again, and copying the smaller versions. Most likely you can use the ones that are 500 pixels in width. This should substantially reduce your file size.
  3. You can create your presentation directly in Google Presentation, and upload media separately. Google Docs will give you 100 MBof space, so with this method you can upload images which will exceed 10 MB each. This might be a faster option than #2 above, since you already have all your images saved. Do this by creating a new Google Presentation, adding a slide, and then clicking the ADD IMAGE button and browsing to it on your computer or flash drive.

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