How can I make a zip file?

joey4127

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I need to send a text and pictures in a seperate zipped up file. How xan I make a zipped up file with the pictures?
 

mkrishnan

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joey4127 said:
I need to send a text and pictures in a seperate zipped up file. How xan I make a zipped up file with the pictures?
Select the files in Finder. Click on the File menu and select the option that begins "Create an archive...." That's it. The archive is a zip file.
 

joey4127

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mkrishnan said:
Select the files in Finder. Click on the File menu and select the option that begins "Create an archive...." That's it. The archive is a zip file.
thank you
 

neoelectronaut

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joey4127 said:
thank you
Every Mac also comes with Stuffit. There are three apps. (I forget exactly where...on a PC at the moment.) One of these is called DropZip. Simply what you do is select all the files you wish to zip at once, and drop it on the icon. It does the rest. If you plan on doig alot of zipping perhaps it would be good to add this to your dock or desktop?
 

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neoelectronaut said:
Every Mac also comes with Stuffit. There are three apps. (I forget exactly where...on a PC at the moment.) One of these is called DropZip. Simply what you do is select all the files you wish to zip at once, and drop it on the icon. It does the rest. If you plan on doig alot of zipping perhaps it would be good to add this to your dock or desktop?
Actually Tiger doesn't.. and I'm assuming that new computers with Tiger on them don't either.
 

wordmunger

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mmmdreg said:
Actually Tiger doesn't.. and I'm assuming that new computers with Tiger on them don't either.
Well, now we have both the Tiger and Panther versions of the instrux, since Panther doesn't have the "create an archive" function.
 

yellow

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neoelectronaut said:
Every Mac also comes with Stuffit. There are three apps. (I forget exactly where...on a PC at the moment.) One of these is called DropZip. Simply what you do is select all the files you wish to zip at once, and drop it on the icon. It does the rest.
Not quite. Versions of OS X previous to Tiger came with Stuffit Expander only. In order to get DropZip/DropStuff/DropTar, one had to download Stuffit Standard (and whatever it was called previous to that).

wordmunger said:
Well, now we have both the Tiger and Panther versions of the instrux, since Panther doesn't have the "create an archive" function.
The zip function ("create an archive") was introduced in Panther, so it's definitely there.
 

neoelectronaut

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yellow said:
Not quite. Versions of OS X previous to Tiger came with Stuffit Expander only. In order to get DropZip/DropStuff/DropTar, one had to download Stuffit Standard (and whatever it was called previous to that).QUOTE]

Really? Sorry for that misinformation then. I think Stuffit Standard was one fo the first things I downloaded when I got my first Mac, so I just sorta assumed it was standard.....

Regardless it's worth the download, methinks.
 

James Philp

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10.3 - Stuffit Expander Installed
10.4 - "Create Archive" in finder to zip files (also available via a control-click - see attachment)
To the OP: If you have tiger you can control-click items and select "Create Archive of..." or select them and click on File>Create Archive of...
Simple in Tiger!
 

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joey4127

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Okay i did it, but what i did was pasted them into word and then zipped the word file but that killed the quality, how do i get the pics into some kindo of folder so i could zip them? Its like 7 pics
 

mkrishnan

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yellow said:
Your post confuses me a little. Are you saying that you cannot create a zip archive in Panther?
Yes, I know this is a tangent, but I am also certain that Panther had the ability to make zip files using something very similar to, if not identical to, the create archive function (and bomarchivehelper in the bg). If anything, the words were very slightly different. But same thing.