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Not sure if this is in the right place but...

I need to know how to create a zip file on my Mac.

I'm using an iMac with OSX Leopard if that makes any difference.

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Right-click (or ctrl-click) the thing you want to zip and click "compress"

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right click the file u want to zip and then click "compress" That should do it for ya =)
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right/ctrl click and "create archive "file name"
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****, lost by 2 minutes haha
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When I Ctrl-Click the folder I don't see an option saying Compress...
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that is because there isn't that option, its called Archive...

that creates a zip file
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I cant see that either...
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Select the file - so it's highlighted.

Tap two fingers together on the trackpad, or look on the Finder menu > Edit then choose 'Compress *****'

We don't know whether you're on a laptop or Desktop, whilst the principle is the same some of the techniques are different, that's why you'll see the 'specs' on the sidebar under peoples' names.

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he did say imac
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sorry I was wrong earlier, the command is compress under Leopard, here's a picture link of what you should see when you right click a highlighted folder

http://i.ehow.com/images/GlobalPhoto...-main_Full.jpg
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VXD

Quite right, he did - missed it.

Must be getting lazy in my old age, I just expect to see it where most people put it.

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i figured it out guys! thanks for the help.
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Mine says compress...
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I have separate options, one says Archive and one says Compress.


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