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Category File Compression

Convert Media Files with Format Factory

Format Factory is a handy tool for the Windows platform that allows you to easily convert media files from one format to another. Whether you need to reduce the size of a media file for uploading to the Web or… Continue Reading →

Easily Convert to PDF in Office 2010

As a new feature in Microsoft Office 2010, you can easily convert your document to a PDF from any Office program (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). In previous versions of MS Office, you needed to have additional software installed to create… Continue Reading →

Reduce the Size of Large PowerPoint and Word Files

With Microsoft Word and PowerPoint, large files are almost always caused by images.  You might have high resolution digital photos from your digital camera that you’ve inserted, high quality scans, or uncompressed graphics all throughout your file. Reducing file size… Continue Reading →

A Guide to Understanding Image Formats

If you’ve ever worked with photo-editing software, you’re probably aware of the numerous file formats for saving digital images, ranging from JPG to GIF to TIFF.  Some formats are proprietary to specific software, while others can be used across programs… Continue Reading →

How to Zip Multiple Files

Sending a picture or a document as an email attachment is an easy way to share files between computers. But what if you have many files that you’d like to send, or an entire folder? Well, you could attach each… Continue Reading →

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