The size of the Web pages created in Publisher 2002 is so large that it takes a long time to display

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When you create and post a Web page by using Publisher 2002, the size of the Web page is larger than a similar Web page that was created by using an earlier version of Microsoft Publisher.

The Web page can be as many as 25 times larger than the page that was created in an earlier version of Publisher. This increased size can cause pages to upload and download slowly over 56K modems. It can take five minutes or longer to view a Web page or upload a Web page to a server.
Microsoft Publisher 2002 writes additional information into the HTML file that provides Publisher 2002 with round tripping functionality. This extra information increases the size of a Publisher 2002 Web page.

Round tripping is the ability to save a Publisher file (*.pub) as a Web page (*.htm) and then reopen the Web page as a Publisher file, without losing any Publisher features that are not directly supported by HTML.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Office XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
307841 OFFXP: How to Obtain the Latest Office XP Service Pack
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 1.

This problem was first corrected in the Microsoft Publisher 2002 Update: June 21, 2001.
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Article ID: 297082 - Last Review: 10/23/2013 18:57:12 - Revision: 3.1

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