We zip the WordPerfect files on this system. A zipped file is a file that has been compressed and most often has a file extension of ".ZIP". We zip the files on our system for two reasons. First, we have some WordPerfect documents that are huge. By zipping the file we collapse the file to 1/3 of its former size, significantly reducing the amount of time that it takes to download the document. Second, we are concerned about space on our server and zipping allows us to keep more files on our system. If you do not have a program to expand zipped files, here are links to two sites that may be helpful in unzipping files.