expanding story file size

Today I created a fresh working copy of my story.

Most of the time  I do this by copy paste in Windows Explorer (wel, actually Total Commander

Because the file size of my story kept on getting bigger and bigger I tried a diffrent approach today.

I opened the last version in SL and use Save As to create today's working coy.

I was hoping that Save As would trigger some kind of file size optimization thingy but instead the newly saved version only got bigger.

2013-02-06 training cameravoering basis.story 118,730,752 2013-02-06 16:29 -a--

2013-02-08 training cameravoering basis.story 124,862,464 2013-02-08 10:33 -a--

Maybe this needs some more investigating by other Heroes and Articluate staff!

Regards, Berno.

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Berno van Soest


Thanks again for the tip but it doesn't work for me.

step 1: I opened

2013-02-08 training cameravoering basis.story 120,160,256 2013-02-08 15:26 -a--

step 2: Save as storytemplate

2013-02-10 training cameravoering basis (template).storytemplate 126,955,520 2013-02-11 12:11 -a--

this increased the file size by 6MB.

step 3: Save as story

2013-02-10 training cameravoering basis.story 120,160,256 2013-02-11 12:12 -a--

this actually decreased the file size but to the exact same size I started with.

One the one hand, in times of terabyte harddiscs, who cares about some MB's more on the other hand, entering the cloud era for storage and not always decent up- and download times, smaller SL files would be nice