Re: Graphics too large for a floppy

Subject: Re: Graphics too large for a floppy
From: David Jones <dvjones -at- KSBE -dot- EDU>
Date: Tue, 7 Jan 1997 09:20:30 -1000

On 7 Jan 97 at 12:44, Beth Mazur wrote:

> At 9:21 AM -0800 1/7/97, Matt Ion wrote:
> >On Tue, 7 Jan 1997 11:49:19 -0500, Beth Mazur wrote:
> >
> >>Our version of PKZip (2.04g) describes this command in the help,
> >>but we couldn't get it to work.
> >
> >A simple PKZIP -& A:PICTURE TOOBIG.BMP should do the trick,
> >assuming the floppies are formatted.
> Nope. In our version, the above command (with an existing file name
> in place of your example name) results in the help being displayed
> and the message "The name specified is not recognized as an internal
> or external command..." appended.

In the 2.04g that I have, it works fine. But I always include the "\"
between the "A:" and the filename ...

BTW, if your BMP is that big, I'd suggest using a file format that
supports compression, such as TIF, GIF, PCX, or JPEG ... It's easy to
convert BMP to other formats ...

David Jones, Technical Writer
dvjones -at- ksbe -dot- edu

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