Wednesday, July 2, 2008

ZamZar File Conversion

The other day I received an email from a colleague that had an attachment. An every day occurance indeed; until,I noticed the dreaded .docx extension. Docx is not some mysterious character from a science fiction movie. It is the standard extension for Office 2007. I was unable to open it because the computer I was sitting at did not have the correct version of Office.

Luckily, I was able to draw on previous experience and headed directly to ZamZar.com. This website allows you to convert files on the fly and have access to them for up to a week online or you can download them and keep them forever. And it doesn't just work for Office files. It allows you to convert all sorts of formats including video, audio, a variety of document types and images. Normally, this site is reserved for more philosophical thoughts on technology and education. Thus, I will not provide a full tutorial here. Besides there really isn't much to this extremely simple process.

In the coming days you will likely find a full explaination of how to use ZamZar.com on my more technical Xanga Blog, Dr_Disk.
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