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Help: Open Zipped Files

    Some ABS data is compressed to reduce the file size and to lessen the time that it takes to download over the Internet. The compressed (zipped) files are mostly in Excel XLS format, but they may also contain SuperTABLE SRD files.
    To decompress or unzip the files, after you download them to your computer, you will need to use decompression software such as WinZip.

    Example of Zip File
    Figure 1: This publication is available as a compressed (zipped) file.

    Image of Zip file
    Figure 2: This menu will appear when you right click on the zipped file icon. You can open the file with WinZip, or save it to your computer.

    There are many decompression software programs that can be downloaded from the Internet. You can download the evaluation version of WinZip from - opens in a new window.

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