Re: Question on Graphic Files
Marilyn Giglio (jonl@SOUND.NET)
Mon, 18 Nov 1996 23:29:20 -0600
(et al on Scouts-L)
I am responding to this question via the List as I have had several
people ask me this recently. Especially since I offered my parent's guide
book which contained graphics.
>I don't Know how to read this...\bsadsk17.zip
You have probably received several replies by now, on how to handle these
files. But just in case, I will forward Armando a file called pkunzip. For
others, the PKZIP & PKUNZIP are utility files that can be found on several
bulletin boards including AOL, scouts.com and others. 'Zip' files are
compressed files. They may contain only one file or they may have several
files within this one 'zip' file. They do this to save space on hard
drives, as well as cut down on file transfer time. If the file were not
compressed (zipped) it would probably have taken triple the time to download
>SCOUTPCX BSADSK17 that I received was :
There are several graphic file formats. Be careful to extract the files
that will best suit YOUR needs. PCX is a common Microsoft file extension.
Other formats are .bmp (windows bitmaps are rather large format that take up
quite a bit of hard drive space) .tif ; .gif ; .bmp ; and a very popular one
that is suited for multimedia systems are the .jpg which are quick time
Back up BEFORE you attempt to insert any graphic file! Make certain
which file extension your program requires before attempting to open these
files. I have seen people attempt to insert a graphic not supported by
their program, and ruin hours worth of work on newsletters and flyers.
Good Luck, and Enjoy those Pictures!
MArilyn Giglio <firstname.lastname@example.org> ___
Pack Communications _____ | '> ______
Pack 364 - Grandview, MO | / / \ \ |
Thunderbird District | | | ^ | | |
Heart Of America Council | | |_/\ /\_| | |
| |_/ //MG\\ \_| |
"I used to be a 'Filly', |_/ /_/ \_\ \_|
but now I'm just a 'MARE'..." //_\\
PLUS my latest endeavor:
Wolf Den Leader Pack 631 HoowwwWWLL!!!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City