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Re: [teacherartexchange] computer files to open


From: M. Austin (whest177_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Aug 23 2005 - 04:28:55 PDT

My first thought is you have a setting somewhere on your computer (probably
in your e-mail program) that automatically compresses files larger than a
certain size. Do you shrink your graphics to a certain size before e-mailing
them? As for unzipping them, it's not a big deal - Winzip is the big name
"out there" - it's a free trial download. There are also several other zip
programs out there - your tech guy should be able to allow you to install
it. I am assuming that all your e-mails are coming in with file extensions
of .zip .
K-12 Kansas Art Teacher

> Maybe someone can help me with this computer issue. I
> make picture files every day to take to school to open
> and share with students. They are copied and pasted
> from the internet. Sometimes I put them into a
> powerpoint, sometimes on a word handout. I usu. have
> about 5 images, but sometimes just one. Regardless,
> when my word document or powerpoint file arrives at
> school by email, it has been compressed and needs to
> be unzipped. Can anyone help me? I see something
> online SimplyZip 3.0? I have seen files compressed for
> years...this can't be new, but no one at my school
> seems to know what to do.
> Beth

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