Brief Tutorial - Contents


Brief Tutorial - Contents

Click on each tutorial topic, in sequence, to learn all about WinZip®:


image\B-U.gif 1. Introducing WinZip

image\B-U.gif 2. The WinZip Window

image\B-U.gif 3. Opening Archives

image\B-U.gif 4. Viewing Files

image\B-U.gif 5. Extracting Files

image\B-U.gif 6. Creating New Archives

image\B-U.gif 7. Adding Files

image\B-U.gif 8. Deleting Files

image\B-U.gif 9. Custom Configurations

image\B-U.gif 10. Additional Features




This brief overview tutorial introduces you to each of the main WinZip concepts and features to get you working productively as quickly as possible.

Note: if you prefer a strict "learning by doing" approach, you may prefer the WinZip Tutor, which uses a "step by step" approach to introduce new users to zipping and unzipping.

You will get the most benefit from these lessons if you change the size of this Help window to leave enough room on the screen to have WinZip opened at the same time. As each screen describes an operation, you may want to try certain things with WinZip to gain an even better understanding. You can move through the tutorial as quickly or as slowly as you like. If you ever have any questions when you are using WinZip, remember that context-sensitive help is available by pressing the F1 key.

As you explore this tutorial, you will find highlighted text that will take you to additional information about a particular topic. If you elect to take the detour, you can click on the Back button at the top of this window to return to where you left off in the Brief Tutorial.

Important: WinZip offers many convenient ways to work with archives. This tutorial approaches the topic using the main WinZip window as its base of operations. This is not the only way to access WinZip's convenient features. For example, you can use WinZip to zip and unzip files without leaving My Computer or Windows Explorer. Once you are comfortable with the basic operations described in this tutorial, be sure to read Using the Explorer Interface, Using Drag and Drop and Hints and Tips.