NXPowerLite for Office 2010: Conversation with Tommy Powell

Friday, November 26, 2010
posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 10:57 AM IST



Tommy Powell is from Neuxpower, a software solutions company based in the UK. Neuxpower custom-builds both stand-alone applications and add-ins that enhance existing software such as Microsoft Office. Their commercially-available file optimizer, NXPowerLite radically reduces the size of PowerPoint, Word, Excel and JPEG files.

In this conversation, Tommy discusses the new Office 2010 compatibility feature in NXPowerLite 4.3

Geetesh: Users of 2010 versions of PowerPoint, Word, and Excel can now benefit from smaller file sizes with the new NXPowerLite release – tell us more about this update.

Tommy: Yes, NXPowerLite 4.3 is fully compatible with Office 2010, so now Office 2010 users can benefit from the same huge file size reductions as users of earlier versions of Office.

At first glance, Office 2010 files are the same as Office 2007 files. But Microsoft has actually made a number of changes ‘under the hood’ in the file format, in order to support the some of new functionality in Office 2010. NXPowerLite has been updated to make the most of those changes. We’ve tested NXPowerLite 4.3 with thousands of Office 2010 files, to ensure that they are as small as possible and look identical to the originals.

NXPowerLite is also now fully integrated with Office 2010 applications, so you can optimize your files from within Word, Excel or PowerPoint 2010.

Geetesh: Is this updated release a paid or free upgrade for existing users of NXPowerLite?

Tommy: Office 2010 is the fastest-selling version of Office in Microsoft’s history, so we decided to make Office 2010 support a completely free update for all NXPowerLite 4 users. Users of earlier versions of NXPowerLite will receive a 50% discount when they buy an upgrade.

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2 Comments

  • I will be inquisitive to understand how different is the file compression in NXPowerLite different from the compressing feature in Office 2010

  • Hi Rami,

    NXPowerLite can identify many bitmap images in WMF and EMF formats (which are very inefficient formats indeed for representing photographs) and convert them to the far more efficient PNG or JPEG format. It will can also optionally "flatten" embedded documents into pictures, which can bring significant reductions if (as is often the case) the user isn't concerned about being able to edit the embedded documents in the future.

    I hope that answers your question.

    Michael Barber
    Marketing Manager Neuxpower

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