Creating Zip Files: Single Document

Create a new folder on your desktop
Put copies of the documents, photos, etc that you want to zip in the new folder you created
Hold down the control key on the keyboard and click the folder
Select 'Compress'
A new file will appear on your desktop. It will have the same name as your folder with .zip at the end
Hold down the control key again and click on the zip file
Select 'Get Info'
Check the File size
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Our school email limits attached file size to 20MB, so make sure your file does not exceed this limit.


Creating Zip Files: Multiple Files

Create a new folder on your desktop
Put copies of the documents, photos, etc that you want to zip in the new folder you created
Hold down the control key on the keyboard and click the folder
Select 'Compress'
A new file will appear on your desktop. It will have the same name as your folder with .zip at the end
Hold down the control key again and click on the zip file
Select 'Get Info'
Check the File size
FileSize_Image.jpg

Our school email limits attached file size to 20MB. If your zip file size is larger than 20MB (like the image above), then you may need to break your files into more than one folder.


Opening a Report in NWEA

Open it with Adobe Reader
  • Right-click (or control+click) on the file in Downloads folder
  • Open With
  • Other. . .
  • Choose Adobe Reader


Downloads: Where did they go?

By default, all browsers send any file you download to your downloads folder (this folder is located in your Macintosh HD inside your home Home.png).
You can move these downloaded files to other locations for permanent storage.

You can also set your browser to save your downloads in another location or to open automatically. Take a look at the following pdf file for step-by-step instructions.




Backing Up Files to the Server


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For more detailed instructions, refer to this document -



Video format will not run on my computer


Videos come in various file formats when they are created. Many of them will run in QuickTime, but sometimes you will come across a format, like avi, that will not play in QuickTime. VLC is a free application you can download that will play a wide variety of video formats, including avi.

To download VLC, go to http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html and click on VLC.png
Once the application is downloaded, locate it and install it on your computer.

Mac Users - Downloads usually are located in your Downloads folder on the Macintosh HD. To install the software, simply drag & drop the application into your applications folder (also located in the Macintosh HD).