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Giveaway of the day — FILEminimizer Office 7.0

FILEminimizer Office helps to compress PowerPoint, Word, Excel files.
$49.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 96 (64%) 53 (36%) 45 comments

FILEminimizer Office 7.0 was available as a giveaway on February 16, 2016!

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Open and read barcodes from image files.

FILEminimizer Office will help you to compress PowerPoint, Word and Excel files, and to reduce the file size by up to 98% using an intelligent office file compression software technique, which compresses pictures and objects preserving the original file format and quality. The optimized office files are then much smaller, safer and ideal for sharing and sending via email. Recipients don't need the software to edit or view the optimized files. Mailboxes, servers and networks are relieved and loading time is accelerated.

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10

Publisher:

Balesio

Homepage:

http://balesio.com/fileminimizer/eng/index.php

File Size:

9.8 MB

Price:

$49.95

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#20

Compress up to 98%? Don't bluff.
If compressing Excel files, what does it take away?
The program does not tell you.
Will the worksheet still function well with macros and other Excel add-ons?
Maybe not.
There is no need to compress Excel files. They are not big files like 2 hour Blu-ray movies.
Why would you want to over-compress?
If it is a picture, you DO lose something in the over compressed image.
When you try to edit the image in a sophisticated photo editor, you will find out.

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#19

Ran a few tests with Power Point presentations, same original size, the compression varied from 4% to 73% so not bad at all, and the compressed sheets remain usable by PP, which is not when you zip things. So handy when space is an issue, like online storage to get your presentations from in the field so to say.

Reply   |   Comment by LB  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#18

Hard drives and USB flash drives have become so cheap and plentiful that it's hard to see why anyone would need this particular software!

Reply   |   Comment by starvinmarvin  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

starvinmarvin
It's more about passing files to other people than minimising your storage space.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#17

I previously purchased FILEminimizer v7...and upgraded to the new version 8.
I was not able to discern a meaningful difference between version 7 and version 8.
It is an easy, intuitive software to use.
It does a pretty good job of reducing (compressing) the size of large PDF files without noticeable loss in visual quality.
However, it's image compression is no better than several free software, such as FastStone Photo Resizer.
Since version 7 is free today, I recommend it as additional tool for reducing the 'web' file size of PDFs and documents.

Reply   |   Comment by Preston Mitchell  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#16

It doesn't do Publisher. That is mainly what I work with as I produce newsletters, bulletin of reports and flyers. I have a lot of photo's in the newsletter which will make it a large document when I convert it to PDF. I have Office 2013 and can do a mass photo compression through Publisher. Since it won't do Publisher, I have uninstalled.

Reply   |   Comment by LisaP  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#15

This is a very old version!!! (Version 8 is the latest - and even that is several years old) - Be careful - after installing right clicking anywhere will restart explorer in Windows 10 (64b)

Reply   |   Comment by Ferdinand  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)
#14

I did a second installation; the registration went well, but the activation not.
To many users:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10366431/_GOTD/FILEminimizerOffice70_20160216/Win10/TweedeInstallatie.png

About of the second installation looks all right:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10366431/_GOTD/FILEminimizerOffice70_20160216/Win10/2deAbout.png

Also it looks that the program works without any limitation.

The Search went fine:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10366431/_GOTD/FILEminimizerOffice70_20160216/Win10/Search.png

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#13

The problem with a compressing program that is none standard is dependjng on the program to uncompress the files.
What if you can't run this program in a new opersting system does it mean you will never be able to uncompress files.
Maybe this program will set a compression format that others will follow like pkzip did.

Reply   |   Comment by Brian  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)

Brian Can't see how that's relevant to today's GOTD. FILEMinimizer apps do not destroy the original; they merely produce down-sized copies. If a user wishes to delete original files and keep only the copies, that's his or her (unwise) choice.

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

Brian
Wrong Brian, you do not need this program to uncompress the files.

Reply   |   Comment by Mario  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#12

I have made in Word 2013 a DOCX with 3 pictures in it:
[file-size 879Kb]
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10366431/_GOTD/FILEminimizerOffice70_20160216/GOTD-201602-16.docx
And after compressing [file-size 433Kb]:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10366431/_GOTD/FILEminimizerOffice70_20160216/GOTD-201602-16%28FILEminimizer%29.docx
One of the pictures is original 3,63Mb

The file-size is smaller, a bit. Not 50% or more.
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10366431/_GOTD/FILEminimizerOffice70_20160216/Compressie.png

There are differences in the pictures of this doc's:
I opened both in Word and zoomed in to 250%:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10366431/_GOTD/FILEminimizerOffice70_20160216/Verschil1.png
and
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10366431/_GOTD/FILEminimizerOffice70_20160216/Verschil2.png

Also a PPT: 3.560Mb -> 2.249 Mb
Screen-dumps of both:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10366431/_GOTD/FILEminimizerOffice70_20160216/Shot1.png
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10366431/_GOTD/FILEminimizerOffice70_20160216/Shot2.png
Almost identical, but zoomed in to 400%:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10366431/_GOTD/FILEminimizerOffice70_20160216/Verschil3-400%25.png

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+24)
#11

A highly regarded developer, Balesio remains my go-to for every kind of file 'optimization' and its always-free FILEMinimizer Pictures (which, contrary to some comments elsewhere on this thread, I never remember Balesio charging a penny for) an essential element in my image management toolbox. In fact, of all the apps I've ever recommended to friends, FILEMinimizer Pictures has probably had the highest number of commendations, this because there are always going to be friends and relatives who absolutely INSIST on sending me straight out-of-camera (OOC) shots of Wot-We-Did-On-Holiday, regardless of the fact that, in the days when I had a slo-oo-w Internet connection, the massive file sizes of those pictures either jammed up my POP3 client until it stalled, or the connection failed, or I had to wait from Tuesday breakfast to Saturday lunch to figure out just what it was that an out-of-focus Uncle Bert and Auntie Maisie were doing in Brighton in the rain.

FILEMinimizer Pictures stops all that nonsense by stripping out up to 90% of the data in an image file whilst still allowing that image to appear on a computer monitor without visible degradation. Anyone and everyone who emails images to anyone else really ought to get this free app and use it -- if only out of basic courtesy to others.

That out of the way then, today's giveaway (which doesn't include FILEPicture Minimizer, because that's a standalone freebie) does exactly what it says it will do and does it well. That said, however, this Office version doesn't include the pdf 'optimizer', which to be honest, I find the most useful of all, because when sharing doc / docx files via email -- bearing in mind that no, not everyone wants to go to the hassle of chasing links to shared Cloud storage and then having to DL from there -- document conversion to pdf is, to me, an absolute must. PDF compression is only included in the full FILEMinimizer Suite, which is the one I have, though it can be obtained as a standalone from Balesio by going here:

http://www.balesio.com/fileminimizerpdf/eng/index.php

Be warned though, that as a standalone, it is expensive, in which case you may wish to consider either the various online PDF compression sites (though processing can be a bit time consuming) or try the fairly limited number of freeware apps that are out there, including one which I personally haven't tried but apparently has had some good reports:

http://www.freepdfcompressor.com/

There's also the fact that Balesio is currently running a 50% discount promotion on the full suite which is infinitely better value than opting for the PDF minimizer alone; for more info, go here (note: this link is UK oriented):

http://www.balesio.com/fileminimizer/eng/order.php?req=pdf

One crucial point I should make here is directed at anyone who has an earlier, giveaway copy of Balesio's FILEMinimizer Suite, which cannot be re-installed. I've heard several cases of folks installing a giveaway FILEMinimizer Office only to then discover that the installation has wiped out their pre-existing FILEMinimizer Suite. Whether that's still the case today, I've no idea, but if I did have the Suite (as a giveaway) already installed on this computer, then I'd stay well clear of installing today's Office giveaway.

In conclusion, then: if, for whatever reason, you need to reduce the amount of space taken up by Office material, then today's GOTD is a first-rate opportunity from a first-rank European developer. If you don't, then please, for the sake of yourself and all those who insist on filling your inbox with OOC shots of wholly unnecessary size, go get Balesio's completely free FILEMinimizer Pictures right now:

http://www.balesio.com/fileminimizerpictures/eng/download.php

Big thanks to Balesio and, as ever, to GOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+33)

MikeR ... Obviously a shill review. No one could get this excited over such a simple program. Are you per chance engaged to the developer? Thought so.

In any circumstance, there is no need for such a product. If you must email large attachments, either zip them, or provide a downloadable share link.

Reply   |   Comment by Sherri  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-28)

MikeR
thx, MikeR, I'll definitely try Balesio's picture shrinker but the total suite is just short of € 93 for a single licence.

If you have software that can produce pdf files you can usually set the output quality. Even with the most advanced algorithm reduction in size means reduction in quality. If you need better quality paper and ink to get a reasonable printout the saving in diskspace is hardly a real gain and what is more the same amount of money buys an extra 2/3 TB harddisk anyway.

Reply   |   Comment by Sigrid.DE  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Sherri My post pointed out that many people want only. . . simplicity. They're not interested in downloadable share links (nor am I: my time is valuable) and a zip is something which some of them may well think is sewn into a garment. Ease-of use and an absence of need to know anything at all about clouds and zips likely characterizes an estimated 80% of the world's computer users who are non-technical. You carry on with your affinity for downloadable shares or zip attachments but don't lecture everyone else on what they should do just because they don't share your views.

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)

MikeR
Couldn't agree more about the freeware FILEMinimizer Pictures, an absolute godsend when passing images around the world.

Was really looking forward to decreasing the size of some large doc files but the some reason have had no compression whatsoever; thought it was my XP playing up but couldn't install it on Win 7 for some reason.

Too much sherry, Sherri? :-)

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Sigrid.DE
just to augment my previous comment
re the Balesio image resizer.
also not really compatible with Win10, see comment by @Ferdinand

but what made me decide against that it does not stand comparison to the FastStone Image Viewer with integrated batch renamer and resizer with way more options and never any problems from XP - Win7 to Win10.
http://www.faststone.org/

Reply   |   Comment by Sigrid.DE  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

MikeR
"and a zip is something which some of them may well think is sewn into a garment."

:)
I also know folks who will never open any attached file where they can't see immediately what it is -- they've been told [correctly] that scripts may be included that do nasty things, same as opening a Microsoft Ofc doc. That wouldn't likely bother you, or many others -- you'd know to have Macros turn off in Word for example -- but they prefer to just stick with *Don't Open*.

Stuff shared in the cloud can be just as off limits. It may seem fairly simple to you or I, & many [most?] others who read this, but I know otherwise incredibly intelligent people who find actually using the cloud to be terribly confusing.

"If you have software that can produce pdf files you can usually set the output quality."

I haven't recommended it for a while, but problems seem to have gone away with the latest version -- the free PDFCreator lets you set image quality, & works pretty well in that regard. Beware however that like downloads from some free game sites, you have to decline optional downloads/add-ons.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Sherri
He has been a longtime and highly regarded contributor to this site.
Will you please stop trolling and go back to your burrow.

Reply   |   Comment by consuella  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

MikeR
Does fileminimizer pictures shrink videos or only jpg/gif/png files?

Reply   |   Comment by Mindymac  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#10

Office files are tiny even compared to an MP3 so why compress them?

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

John
Powerpoint files can be big boys, though, and this is where a file optimiser comes into its own...

Reply   |   Comment by Jim  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

John
"... why compress them?"

You can insert large images, each file many MB in size, re-sizing their display [but not the file size] to something Much smaller. While you might re-size a 10-20 megapixel image to just what you need in the doc, not everyone bothers or knows how or why they should.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#9

I am trying with diferent files and I get no more than 1.2% compresion.

Reply   |   Comment by Johannes van der Zwan  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#8

Then I tried activation again, and it said I had exceeded my number of allowed authorizations. Waste of time.

Reply   |   Comment by drek  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
#7

I've been using Fileminimiser SUITE for many years and love it.

Fileminimizer Office cannot(!) compress PDF files or pictures like the Suite version does, which is the most important thing to me.

Reply   |   Comment by indie  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
#6

This program did not work for me at all. I loaded some .doc files and .docx files and told the program to optimize them. It produced a list of the files with red Xs next to each file. It did nothing.

Reply   |   Comment by drek  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)
#5

I have and extensively use the Fileminimiser suite. It is excellent.
They have also been exceedingly helpful, when I needed assistance.
It has made my large website files a fraction of the original size.
I very rarely comment on software, but felt that I had to on this one.

Reply   |   Comment by Peter James  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

Peter James Thanks for the tip! I also have FILEminimizer Suite, and didn't think to use it to reduce my large website files. That alone will make a website load faster, which is a huge benefit!

Reply   |   Comment by Suze  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Suze
In word, I save the document as a Word document,
then run fileminizer against it. The reduced file I send to people who would like my documents. I then save the same reduced file as an htm file. That is all. I am using XP and Word 2003. I have no reason to change either.
I hope this helps p.j.

Reply   |   Comment by Peter James  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Peter James Another good tip -- it does help -- thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by Suze  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#4

Installed on Windows 7 x64 OK, but I chose custom install, and un ticked the associations with Word etc. as I wished to test it and not have problems un installing.
You can drag and drop files into a box, but it is very specific to the appropriate files, word documents etc as indicated "on the box", it will not accept pictures, PDF,s etc. I checked on the web site, and they do have a version that apparently works with all files, but that is £63.
If the version given could compress pictures it would have been very useful, but my word and spread sheet files are only small anyway, so thanks GOTD and Balesio, but I do not need this.

Reply   |   Comment by Brian Hughes  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)

Brian Hughes
Balesio have now turned into FREEware their "FILEminimizer Pictures," which I've used for years, with good results.
http://balesio.com/fileminimizerpictures/eng/index.php

Reply   |   Comment by Ioannis  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)

Brian Hughes Hi Brian, They do a FREE Fileminimizer PICTURE version which is available from their website and is very good. http://balesio.com/fileminimizerpictures/eng/download.php I have used their software for a number of years now and it is very good at what it does. In order to compress PDF's you would have to get their Fileminimizer SUITE which currently costs a whopping £63.00. http://balesio.com/fileminimizer/eng/features.php#compare

Reply   |   Comment by Criosdean  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Ioannis
Hi, thanks downloaded this to try out. Yes does work very easily, but doesn't do any thing special. When I just saved an image in my normal editor and reduced the jpeg quality to achieve the same file size as the fileminimizer picture, the result was no worse.

Reply   |   Comment by lofty  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

lofty
Totaly agree with you. Saving an image at 93% Quality while I have it opened in say PaintNET gives me as good (or better?) file size / quality ratio results. I've got accustomed to use FILEminimizer Pictures when I want to mail something quickly - w/out opening [again] the original, risking a further loss of detail.

Reply   |   Comment by Ioannis  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Ioannis
Hi, thanks, I downloaded it and it is just right for what I need, many thanks, Brian

Reply   |   Comment by Brian Hughes  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

I must say I'd normally be a bit leary of a company that has on it's website such outdated stuff as the following:

"Compatible with the 'new' Windows 8 and the 'latest' MS Office 2013 formats and 64-bit."

AND

"We offer an introductory discount of 50% until the end of October 2014!"

-- It really doesn't look GOOD to present an image like that of yourselves. If the website is old and outdated, you wonder about the software.... But I have downloaded it and will give it a go....

However, balesio, if you are listening -- do you think it is about time you caught up with the rest of the world?

I imagine the software is reasonably good (and after all, it's free, so you haven't lost more than your time, if it isn't) -- but you know the expression about "putting your best foot forward"...??

Reply   |   Comment by Tranmontane  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#3

I'm currently downloading it and haven't tried it yet, but I'm hoping it will be something like I used to enjoy of a software called "Flow" that I used to use with the Amiga Computer. I really liked it! Another software (a game) that I used to like a lot on the Amiga computer was a spaceship simulator game called, "Deep Space." Are there any spaceship simulator games out there where you get to fly a spaceship in the universe? I've really missed that game since the Amiga died. I guess I'll find out soon if this compression software is anything like Flow. Flow used to "collapse" words and sentences, and then you click on them again and they expand. If this isn't like that, what software for windows is there out there that does that?

Reply   |   Comment by Palu  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-24)

Palu
These days most people emulate the Amiga for classic games, etc. See amigaforever.com

Reply   |   Comment by Dan  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#2

Balesio is a long-time and apparently reliable player in the field of file-compression and, no less important, uncompressing files when you need them without having to fire-up third-party software first. The problem they have is that storage has become so un-expensive over the years that users don't bother any longer to reduce file-size. I may give it a go myself.

Reply   |   Comment by Corno  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-15)
#1

nice software but im not an office person and my documents are not that heavy. Others might like it though

Reply   |   Comment by John Tabs  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-18)
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