About Zip Files
Some files on this Web site are available in Zip archive format. A zip
file contains one or more files within it and is compressed to minimize
the file's size.
The advantages of using the zip file format is to archive
several files into a single file and to minimize its size for
faster download times. Once a zip file is downloaded, the file or files
within it can be extracted and used normally.
There are several high quality
software utilities available to manage and work with zip files available
on the Web and from local retailers.
Page last reviewed: October 14, 2005
Page last modified: October 14, 2005
Content source: National Center for
Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion