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Saturday, September 27, 2008

Compressing Pages documents!

There are many features in OS X that are just not included with Windows, like PDF. Another one is zip. You can right-click on any file to compress it and it will create a zip of that file. If you are going to transfer a Pages document to a Windows or Linux computer, it is really better to zip it first, because Pages documents are actually folders. I often store documents on my Linux server and when the files come from iWork, I always use the "Compress" feature. The way it works is actually very useful as you can access all the media that is stored in the folder. You can look through the folder on a Mac as well using the "Show Package Contents".

5 Comments:

Blogger Steven said...

Zip support is included with Windows. Right click -> Send To -> Compressed (zipped) Folder.

September 27, 2008 at 12:12 AM  
Blogger MacGeek said...

I guess Windows is catching up with OS X! I haven't used Windows in a while.

September 27, 2008 at 12:39 AM  
Blogger Brian said...

If you select a group of files, you can compress them all.

Thanks for this tip!

I consider this one of the best kept secrets of OS X!

BTW, is this a feature of Leopard or OS X in general?

September 27, 2008 at 1:47 AM  
Blogger Federmoose said...

I've been using the feature for years. Its osx, not just leopard.

October 7, 2008 at 12:32 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Windows native Zip support was introduced in XP. Previous versions of OSX called it "Create Archive."

November 3, 2008 at 11:31 PM  

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