Downloaded Files Challenge—Followup
In my January How To column, Working with Downloaded Files without Special Utilities, I gave our readers a challenge. I asked readers to send me downloadable files (or their URLs) that might be difficult to open. I promised that persons who sent me an unadulterated file I could not open without resorting to ResEdit would win a prize.
I received no entries in January and extended the contest through February. I received only one contest entry! However, the file was in a proprietary Microsoft Publisher 3 format, and was disqualified. (There never has been a Macintosh version of Microsoft Publisher.)
So, I can conclude that one of the following statements is true:
- ATPM readers ignored the contest and did not even try to find a file that was difficult to open after downloading.
- It is almost impossible to find a downloadable, non-proprietary-formatted file that the Macintosh cannot handle.
Also in This Series
- Give Alert Sounds a Little Personality · March 2012
- Create Your Own iPhone Ringtones · February 2012
- Create Your Own Homemade Audio Book · December 2011
- Upgrade to Lion Painlessly · August 2011
- Make the Most of TextEdit · July 2011
- Using the Free Disk Utility on Your Mac · May 2011
- Making Use of QuickTime X · March 2011
- Making the Most of What’s Already on Your Mac · February 2011
- Making the Most of What’s Already on Your Mac · January 2011
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