Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Opening ZIP files from Lion's Den

We came across an interesting issue today with students trying to open files that their instructors uploaded to Lion's Den. You'll recognize this problem because when the student clicks the link for the file, a WinZip dialog box opens listing the parts of the zipped file. Below are the steps that need to be taken to properly open this document:

SAVE the file to the computer - save to My Documents or the Desktop
Open the PROGRAM the file was created in - Powerpoint, Word, or Excel
Click the FILE button, and select OPEN

From the bottom of the Open File dialog box, click the drop down menu and select ALL FILES

Navigate to the location the file was saved and you should see the zip file. Open the zip file and the document will open as a Word doc, Powerpoint, or Excel spreadsheet.

If you have problems, Alex should be able to help!

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