a Compressed Archive File / Folder
ADD your assigned files into it in a compressed format
you can quickly upload them into Blackboard ASSIGNMENTS
WINDOWS XP and WINDOWS
VISTA FILE COMPRESSION
If your WINDOWS XP or
VISTA system has another File Compression Utility installed it will
override Windows utility:
- If another file compression
utility has been installed on your computer, the installed
software will become the default file compression utility and
will override the Windows utility.
- If using WinRAR or other non-ZIP
you must compress the files and change the
compression type from .RAR to .ZIP.
If your computer has an
older version of WINDOWS, download and use FREE WinZip File Compression:
If your computer has
an older version of Windows operating system,
download and install FREE Evaluation
version of WinZip file compression utility:
suggestion: select the Current
WinZip###.EXE file version
If you are
interested in creating Self-Extracting
compressed files to send to folks who do not
have files compression, download the Current
WinZipSE##.exe file version.
your computer has Macintosh operating system,
download and install FREE Evaluation
version of StuffIt file compression utility:
Free Stuffit Download -
Change the compression to .ZIP file types to
How To Use File Compression to Submit Assignments with Attached Files
Graphical instructions to learn to use WinZiP:
Simple Animated Graphic - Instructions to
create new archive and add files demonstrated
Screen Shots with Text
Just the Facts!
text instructions only
OPTION 1 - Simple Animated Graphic
Here's a quick animation, in WinZip
Classic view, showing how easy
it is to create the archive file and add files to
it. See detail instructions below so you can download,
install, run and enjoy!!
Copyright © 1991-2000 by WinZip Computing, Inc. All rights reserved.
If the above
animated graphic isn't sufficient, here are step-by-step instructions.
OPTION 2 - Screen Shots with Text: Steps to use WinZip to Compress Files into a
new WinZip Archive:
(1) Click Windows Start menu / WinZip
(2) Click on
(If WinZip opens in Wizard
view , click on CLASSIC VIEW option to see window below.)
(3) Click on NEW toolbar icon to open
the NEW ARCHIVE window.
(4) Name this new WinZip archive in "File
name:" text box.
Kathy Moore's classes - use abbreviations:
( no spaces & do not type file extension )
e.g. Smith_ExT1_2 for Smith's Excel Tutorials 1 & 2 Assignment's
(4 - a)
If needed, change "Save In:" to correct storage location.
(5) Click "OK" button.
(6) ADD files into your new WinZip archive:
a - Change "Look in:" location to the
needed files' storage area.
b - Select needed files, holding down the
CTRL key to click more than one.
Files will be listed in the "File name:" text box
c - Make sure "Action:" setting is
"Add (and replace) files" to copy/paste and not move/cut
d - Make sure "Compression: setting is
e - Uncheck ALL checkboxes to send only the
selected files, without the path structures
(7) Click "ADD" button after selecting all files
from the current folder.
files can be selected. Only files from one folder at a time can be
(8) Files will be compressed and added into
your new WinZip archive.
They will retain their file names, type, and last
Their original file size, the compression ration,
and the new compressed file size display.
(8 - a) If you need to add more files,
click the ADD button in the tool bar, and repeat the ADD FILES steps.
(9) The archive file now contains a copy of
all the added files.
This archive file is the file
you attach to Email or to an Assignment,
or save to a disk as backup for this assignment.
VIEW: You may double click on any
compressed file to open and view the compressed files, and extract them, or work on them
directly from the archive file/folder. You may select some or
all of them, then select VIEW menu button to open and view them.
OPTION 3 - Just the Facts! text
Open My Computer or open Windows Explorer
(they are exactly the same thing Ė donít ask
Ė itís Microsoft we are dealing with)
In an open space, right click to open the
Name the archive file folder
For the page FM19 file compression exercise,
name it according to instructions = Final
For future assignments, name it per these
e.g. If last name is Smith for Excel Tuts
IMPORTANT! When you rename a file,
if you can
see the file extension ( .zip ), the
rename must include exactly that extension.
If you can
not see the file extension , then do NOT
include it in the rename. It is there,
Locate and Highlight the folders and/or files
you wish to compress.
Using the RIGHT mouse button, drag the
highlighted files and/or folders into the new
compressed archive file/folder. Select
the COPY option
You can double click on the compressed archive
file/folder and see all the files. The Path
column will indicate the folders you selected