I authored a 1 page document of about 900 words, and an embedded image (a chart). Storing/exporting this document from Pages 5.2 causes the file to expand to 1.6 MB in size. However, opening and saving the same .doc file in MS Word gives me a file (.doc) of only 99 KB. Why is Pages so inefficient (some 16 times larger)?
Is there a way to force Pages to trim the size? My best alternative is to open the same 1.6 MB file in MS Word, and then re-save (which gets it back to a sensible size). But I would like to eliminate MS Word entirely, except for the *.doc, which my clients like.