How to Zip and Email Slide Shows to Others [Windows]
Easy Slide Show Creator has the capability to create a
zip compressed file which contains an entire slide show that
you can pass along to your friends. All your pictures, sounds,
captions, etc. will be conveniently contained in one zip file
so the entire slide show can easily be attached to an email.
To create a zipped slide show, first you must save your slide
show. You can do this by clicking the "Save Show" button. After
you've saved your slide show, click on the "File"
menu and select "Zip My Slide Show". A "Zip My Slide
Show" box will appear so you may specify what you want to name
your zip file and where you want to save it. Be sure when you
name your zip file, the name ends with the letters ".zip".
Once you've specified where to save your zip file and what to
name it, click the "Save" button on the file selection
box and Easy Slide Show Creator will begin creating your
zipped slide show. Depending on how many pictures and/or music
files are in your slide show, this process may take a few minutes.
Easy Slide Show Creator compresses the file as much as
possible. This allows you to email it to friends in a timely
manner. Once Easy Slide Show Creator is finished creating
your zip file, a message will appear at the bottom portion of
the Easy Slide Show Creator window letting you know it's
done. Depending on what program you use to send and receive
email, the process of attaching a file, such as your zipped
slide show, may differ slightly. For detailed instructions on
how to attach a file to an email, you should consult the help
menu of the program you use for email (such as AOL, Outlook,
etc.). In general however, the button that allows you to attach
a file to email is usually denoted by a picture of a paperclip.
To view a zipped slide show, you can use Easy Slide show Creator's
"Unzip a Slide Show" feature. Start Easy Slide Show
Creator, and click "Unzip a Slide Show" from
the "File" menu. An "Unzip Slide Show" box
will appear. Navigate to the zipped slide show and click "Open".
The zipped slide show will open and run immediately.
How to Zip and Email Slide Shows to Others [Macintosh]
In the Mac OS X version of ESSC, you may create a folder which contains
all the files you need for a portable slide show. You may zip or stuff
these files and all the necessary pictures, music, sound effects, etc
will be included automatically. You may use any archiving software you
prefer. Because StuffIt Expander and DropStuff are popular archiving
programs available on the Mac, we will use those for these examples. The
Mac OS X version of ESSC also has the special ability to create slide
shows which can run on Windows PCs. If you create a portable slide show
for a friend with Windows, be sure to zip the files instead of stuffing
them because most Windows users do not have StuffIt software already
installed. The majority of Windows computers do have the ability to zip
and unzip. To create a stuffed archive of a portable slide show, drag
all the files and folders contained in your new folder to the DropStuff
window. The sit file that is created can then be emailed or uploaded to
a web server. To create a zip file which Windows users can easily deal
with, select all the files and folders in your new folder and then click
on the File menu and select "create archive". All the slide show files
will be saved in a zip file named "archive.zip".