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1 .txt What about the Apple Apps? Save As... OR Export Pages Numbers Keynote

2 .txt What is a PDF? “Portable Document Format” ★ Created by Adobe in the 90’s to enable all platforms to read documents ★ Works differently than Word; is NOT a word-processing program ★ In general, you can only READ PDF’s, unless you have a special program to edit them. ★ Every document on a Mac can be “saved” as a PDF (under Print)

3 File Types: Navigating the Maze.txt.rtf.doc. docx “Need to Know”

4 File Types.txt Sample Apps: Notepad TextEdit Stickies + Opens immediately + Every word processor in the world can read it - No formatting available.txt First type of text created for computers

5 File Types.txt Sample Apps: Notepad TextEdit Stickies + Opens immediately + Every word processor in the world can read it - No formatting available.txt.rtf “Rich Text Format” Invented to allow cross platform use + Retains most of the formatting + Most word processors can read - Tables, fonts might be lost if saved “down” to this Sample Apps: Word Pad rtf by default

6 File Types.txt Sample Apps: Notepad TextEdit Stickies + Opens immediately + Every word processor in the world can read it - No formatting available.txt.rtf “Rich Text Format” + Retains most of the formatting + Most word processors can read - Tables, fonts might be lost Sample Apps: Appleworks Word Perfect All Open Source docs.doc + Microsoft Word for Windows until Microsoft Word for Mac until 2008 (we still have this version on all of our Macs)

7 File Types.txt Sample Apps: Notepad TextEdit Stickies + Opens immediately + Every word processor in the world can read it - No formatting available.txt.rtf “Rich Text Format” + Retains most of the formatting + Most word processors can read - Tables, fonts might be lost Sample Apps: Appleworks Word Perfect All Open Source docs.doc + Microsoft Word for Windows until Microsoft Word for Mac until Nothing stays static!.docx + Word for Windows 2007 and Mac All Open Source apps + Converter on all of our Macs this year

8 File Types.txt Sample Apps: Notepad TextEdit Stickies + Opens immediately + Every word processor in the world can read it - No formatting available.txt.rtf “Rich Text Format” + Retains most of the formatting + Most word processors can read - Tables, fonts might be lost Sample Apps: Appleworks Word Perfect All Open Source docs.doc + Microsoft Word for Windows until Microsoft Word for Mac until Nothing stays static!.docx Each file type can be “saved down” to any of the types “under it” Each file type can be “saved down” to any of the types “under it” Each app featuring this file type can also open all of the file types “under it” Each app featuring this file type can also open all of the file types “under it”

9 What about Other Word- Processing File Types?.txt Sample Apps: Notepad TextEdit Stickies + Opens immediately + Every word processor in the world can read it - No formatting available “Rich Text Format” + Retains most of the formatting + Most word processors can read - Tables, fonts might be lost Sample Apps: Appleworks Word Perfect All Open Source docs + Microsoft Word for Windows until Microsoft Word for Mac until Nothing stays static!.txt.rtf.doc.docx.wpd.odt.psw Google Docs Notes on iPhone or iPod All can be “saved down” at home or “exported” to one of these file types

10 .txt Sample Apps: Notepad TextEdit Stickies + Opens immediately + Every word processor in the world can read it - No formatting available.txt.csv “Rich Text Format” + Retains most of the formatting + Most word processors can read - Tables, fonts might be lost Sample Apps: Appleworks Word Perfect All Open Source docs.xls + Microsoft Word for Windows until Microsoft Word for Mac until Nothing stays static!.xlsx Spreadsheet File Types Each file type can be “saved down” to any of the types “under it” Each file type can be “saved down” to any of the types “under it” Each app featuring this file type can also open all of the file types “under it” Each app featuring this file type can also open all of the file types “under it”

11 What does this mean for our students? ★ teach to “save down” ★ help for home: free word-processing software for download Student Handout


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