Flatten embedded documents in Office files

It is possible to insert a variety of objects (such as PDF files, Excel charts or worksheets, or PowerPoint presentations) into an Office file which embeds them. For example, you can use this feature to collect together all the documents and files for a project inside a Word file. 

WeCompress includes a feature which will cause embedded objects within Office files to be "flattened", converting them into a pictorial representation of the embedded file and removing the actual embedded object. This will reduce the size of the files but users will no longer be able to double-click embedded objects to edit them. For most purposes, this is a perfectly safe option because the person who edits the file usually has the original file to edit.

For example, a PowerPoint presentation may contain an embedded Excel sheet with a table of figures. Double-clicking the table would normally open Excel to edit the figures, but flattening the document converts the table to a simple picture, meaning the underlying data cannot be edited.

How do I compress the file without Flattening embedded documents?

Currently, there is no way to disable this feature in WeCompress. You can use our offline tool NXPowerLite Desktop (Windows | Mac) which has options to disable this feature. It is free to try for 14-days.

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