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    Zip files on Mac...
    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.

    Thanks

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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 *****'

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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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    Talking
    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.

    Press any key to continue, or any other key to cancel.

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