PAGE AND USING UNZIP
This page has been constructed to provide help in downloading
several files made available in the Fermanagh Friends area. The
information below however may be useful to you in other contexts.
Warning: It is
recommended you install an anti-virus program on your computer. It
is not advisable to download or open a .zip or .exe file unless
you know exactly where it has come from and what the file is
designed to do. These types of files are "executable"
(i.e. they will run on your computer) and are the most common way
of distributing virus programs). For more information about anti
virus help, see HERE
If you choose to save a .zip file
to your own computer, you will need an "unzip" utility
to extract the file and present it back in it's original format.
The 4 files offered on the Irvinestown page give a variety of
choices depending on which program you have. You need to know if
you have any of these programs available on your computer:
Excel97 (or Excel2000)
If you have a different spreadsheet program, e.g. Lotus, you
should use the .CSV file
If you are using a MAC use the CSV Mac file.
First of all, save the
appropriate file onto your hard drive and make a note of where it
has gone if you didn't decide specifically where to save it.
Next you need an unzip utility to
extract the file. If you haven't done this before, it's
really quite easy and, possibly, you will already have an unzip
program on your computer. The best way to check is:
double click on the .zip file you've just saved. Either you will
get a message saying your PC doesn't know which program to open it
with, or a series of screens will show activity as the file is
IF YOU HAVE
AN UNZIP UTILITY
If the file is extracted, you will notice a new file with the same
name as the original zip one, the only difference being the end 3
letters after the "dot" (e.g. the Irvinestown files in
the Fermanagh Friends area):
file will end with .xls
The WorksV4 file will end with .wps
The CSF file will end with .csv (this applies to both versions)
Click on this new file and it
will open in the appropriate program.
IF YOU DON'T HAVE
AN UNZIP UTILITY
You can download pkunzip
is a popular unzip utility - click HERE
to download. Save this file in the same place as the irvinestown
file saved earlier.
Double click on the
file you wish to unzip and a new window will open on your screen showing you the
unzip activity. It will happen very quickly. You can then close
the unzip window and check to see you have the new unzipped file in your folder.
From here proceed as above