received a file.pdf -
what is this and how do I open it?
pdf document is a proprietary file format by Adobe used to
electronically package everything from photographs, graphics,
documents, and more. At KZP design,
most of the files we present to clients will be PDF documents.
To open this file, you will need a program compatible with
the .pdf extension, such as Adobe
Acrobat. Many computers come with this program as
default, or some other compatible program. If you are using
an Apple computer
utilizing Mac OS X, your computer is already equipped with "preview",
which is all you will need.
you need to download Adobe Acrobat Reader (its free!),
More information about Adobe Acrobat
can be found here.
Why do you make me download a pdf program? Why can't
you just send me a jpg!?
don't do this to annoy you, it is as much a benefit
to you as it is to us. You can learn more about Adobe
though we will explain some of the direct reasons
why we use PDF. First and foremost, pdf is actually
the standardized file for graphic design. We send
printers similar PDF's to print your prepress
jobs, that we send you, our client. The advantage
is that the file is actually of higher quality, while
maintaining a smaller file size. A PDF can be zoomed
in, while keeping the integrity of vector graphics
(such as text), so you can zoom in on that 6pt text
and actually be able to proof read it.
Another reason we used
PDF's are because of their multiple page capabilities.
If your job is multiple pages (such as a catalog),
or even consists of a front and a back, we can send
you one PDF file and you can go through and view
your entire project. For example, if you have a 10pg
booklet, with a PDF you can even view which pages
will be facing to each other.
I received a file.sit or .sitx - what is
it and how do I open it?
.sitx file is a compressed
The compressed file
a .zip or .rar
familiar with them.
utilize the Stuffit
it's advanced compression
of use, along with it's
use an Apple computer utilizing
Mac OS X, your computer
already equipped to open
you need to download Stuffit
do you make me download
an expanding program?
you just send me all
the files I
all about security and standardization. There are many
reasons to put files in a compressed archive, we'll
cover two big ones. First off, the compression actually
does make the file smaller. Since everyone doesn't
have a high speed connection, and some files are
huge (even for broadband), this really becomes an advantage
and time saver.
The other reason for compressing
files, is the corruption which can occur when files
are transferred multiple times. When transferring around
a file (such as emailing), you are much more likely
to have a successful transfer of 1 file than with 10,
and if that 1 file is corrupted you will know it when
you try to open it. With 10 files, half could come
through fine, the other half corrupt, and you wouldn't
know until you tried to open each and every one. "How
much is a file transferred?" you ask. Well, when
we email you a file, it actually gets transferred at
least 4 times. Each time it is transferred, there is
a risk of file corruption.