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Q: (unzip) How do I change the file from .zip to the right format?
FAQs - Downloading Templates

A: We like using 7-Zip

Many of the files on ConstructionOfficeOnline.com are in zip format which allows us to:

  1. Reduce the file size and speed up downloading. 
  2. Package multiple files into one download.

You'll need to decompress or "Unzip" the files before using them. 

Here are some simple instructions based on different software utilities

7-Zip:

  1. Right-Click on the file ( i.e.  schedules.zip )
  2. Click on 7-Zip in the menu
  3. In the sub menu, select the option you desire (we recommend selecting Extract to [filename] where the filename is the name of the file you are unzipping )
  4. This will create a folder in same location as the .zip file with the name of the file as the folder name.
  5. NOTE:  We recommend using your Desktop or your default “Downloads” folder as a temporary location for files like these..
  6. Once the extraction is complete, you can browse to the folder and access your file(s).

 

Windows (XP / Vista / 7) default:
Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 provide a function by default that will allow you to open compressed files.  
This may not work if other compression software is installed on your computer like WinRAR.

  1. Right-Click on the file ( i.e.  schedules.zip )
  2. Click on Extract All…
  3. Enter the location of where you would like to save the file (We recommend using your Desktop or Windows Default)
  4. Click Extract and wait for the process to complete.
  5. By default, a window will open when the extraction is finished.  Inside, you'll see your file(s).

 

WinZip:

  1. Double-click on the Zip file.
  2. It should expand automatically.
  3. A file or folder with the same name (without the Zip) should appear.
  4. Drag the contents of the Zip file to the desktop (or another location). When you do this, you will be copying the information from the Zip file to the computer. This will be your working copy of the data from the Zip file.
  5. Close the Zip file window. You may keep the Zip file or delete it.

 

Programs for file compression:

  • 7-Zip - This is a free utility and works fine: www.7-zip.org (ConstructionOfficeOnline.com Recommended)
  • Winzip - This is a free utility and works fine: www.winzip.com
  • PKzip - This is a free utility and works fine: www.pkware.com
  • J Zip - This is a free utility and works fine: www.jzip.com

We recommended using 7-Zip.

 
Q: I downloaded the file but can't find it
FAQs - Downloading Templates

Q: I downloaded the file but can't find it

We usually recommend saving downloaded files to your desktop. This provides easy access to the files until you are ready to store them in a more permanent place on your computer.

Many files provided by ConstructionOfficeOnline.com are compressed using a Zip utility. This reduces the file size for faster downloads and simplifies the process where multiple files would ordinarily need to be downloaded individually - you get one file instead.

Once you unzip the file, you'll have access to the multiple files inside. To Unzip the files, you'll need one of the programs below:

  • 7-Zip - This is a free utility and works fine: www.7-zip.org (ConstructionOfficeOnline.com Highly Recommended)
  • Winzip - This is a free utility and works fine: www.winzip.com
  • PKzip - This is a free utility and works fine: www.pkware.com
  • J Zip - This is a free utility and works fine: www.jzip.com

Windows XP and Vista provide a function by default that will allow you to open compressed files. However, this is a very limited feature and is often not enabled. We strongly recommend using one of the utilities above.

 
Q: The download link is expired. Now what?
FAQs - Downloading Templates

A: No problem.

Email us with the transaction number and we'll send you a new download link.

Be sure to save this file to your computer in a location you'll remember. Then the next time you need the form, simply open the file you downloaded and go.

 
Q: I can't find the form on my computer
FAQs - Downloading Templates

Q: I can't find the form on my computer

When downloading, we recommend saving the file(s) to your desktop.  Then go back to your desktop to move these files where you would like them to go. 

Remember that you may need to "unzip" the files before using them.  See the FAQ item "How to Unzip a file" for more details on this.

If you cannot locate your purchase, simply email us with your order number and we will either email a new download link or send the file directly to you attached in an email response.

 
Q: How long does it take to download the templates
FAQs - Downloading Templates

A: Less than a minute

This really depends on your internet connection as well as any firewall for a corporate network. Generally, the download should take no more than 1 minute with a typical DSL connection.

If you continue to experience a delay in your download, please let us know and we'll forward the file to you via email. Just let us know your order number so we send the correct file.

 



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