If you open a Microsoft Word document that ends with a .doc file extension and then open this in Word 2011 for Mac you wont’ find an option anywhere on how to shrink the size of your file by compressing the pictures in the document.

You first have to save the document in the newer .docx file format that enables additional features that the previous .doc format didn’t allow.

Once this is done, double-click on any picture in your document and inside the “Format Picture” tab at the top of the window there will be an option for “Compress”. ¬†Click this and you will have plenty of options for compressing the photos in your file.