database swells from 29 >80 mb

Just wondering how I can put my database on a diet. It suddenly swelled from about 29 mb to just under 80. All that I added were some small rtf files.

Any ideas?

Periodically run Tools > Verify & Repair, followed by Tools > Backup & Optimize. That will often reduce file size, and those routines are good quality assurance actions.

Scripts > Export > Backup Archive (DT Pro/DT Pro Office) runs those routines and produces the smallest possible compressed and dated external backup as well – I highly recommend it and invoke it when I’ve been spending hours modifying my database. At break time start it. On return from break the database is optimized and ready to go.