Hi, my name is Britton. What kind of files are you looking to share?
Are you available?
webarchive files, rtfd files
hmm, it might be better to try to export them as standard .rtf files
...if possible. Windows users are going to have a tough time reading them
how do i change them to rtf? and does that go for the webarchive files as well?
do you have them open in TextEdit?
i don't know. will webarchive files open in text edit? it seems those files could only be saved as webarchive or rftd
if I send them as attachments to an email - what effect does 'always send windows friendly files" have on these files?
yes, you can use TextEdit to open them. If another application opens when you double click each archive, right-click and choose open with TextEdit
then what? how do i convert them?
Choose File->Save AsWhen the "Save As" window appears, see if it will let you choose a different file type at the bottom
Otherwise, you can send them as-is and have the person you're sending them to, use Winzip to extract the contents of the Archive which should be standard text files, PDF, etc...
as i said…the webarchive files can only be saved as w.a or rftd
and i'm not "sharing" the files. i intend to send them as attachments
Try this, open the rtfd file with TextEdit again
Then choose File->Print and choose "Save As PDF"
did you see my q re: "window friendly files"
Sending it as a "Windows Friendly File" likely won't have any impact, but you can send it that way just to be safe
you mean that it won't convert it to a "window friendly" file format?
thats what it seems to imply
its okay to say you don't know if you don't
The Windows Friendly feature has to do with the underlying structure of files in Mac OS X (resource forks). It doesn't necessarily affect all files sent to a Windows Machine. It's good practice to always send Windows Friendly files, but it won't necessarily change the outcome (in terms of making the file usable to the Windows system) for the person you're sending it to
and what you said about zip files…..if i send them in a zip file the windows machine will extract them in a window usable format ?
did i understand that correctly>?
nope, you can simply send the rtfd as it is currently. The person you are sending to can open the rtfd file using Winzip which will extract the contents of the Web Archive
does that make sense"?
so i should convert the webarchive files to rftd?
when you save the Web Archive, it should be saved as an rtfd
if not, then yes, save it as an rtfd
if its already a webarch file i can open it and saveas…again choosing rftd…correct?...and i trust that .doc files should be no problem
that's correct. However, before you get that far, did you read my instructions above about saving it as PDF?
by going to print?
yes. Choose File->Print
then see if there is an option to Save As PDF