Do you remember those V8 commercials? They would bonk themselves on the head and say, “I should have had a V8!”
Do you have those moments when you have a similar epiphany and say something like, “Why didn’t I think of that?!”
Zipping files is one of those really simple things that we have all been able to do for ages (relative to technological advances–this one has been around for a really long time), but we often overlook its utility.
Quickly upload and attach multiple documents
Uploading contracts and supporting due diligence? Do you need to attach the actual test and supporting evidence? If you zip the files together before you upload them, the task of uploading files will be expedited by as many times as you have files.
Bypass the file size limit! Kind-of…
Perhaps you didn’t know…there is a size limit for files uploaded and attached to your pages. The intention is to keep policyIQ running at reasonable speeds. The size limit is15MB.
If you are one of those people who have experienced this limit, it was probably a bit aggravating to you. Hopefully, you’ve now had that V8 moment! If you zip or compress your files, you may be able to get more items down under 15MB and upload them without issue.
Side benefit: smaller policyIQ site
I did a little experiment…I took the contents of one of my training folders and compressed (zipped) them. What I found was that the PowePoint and image files were not significantly reduced in size. The Word and Excel files were reduced by a noticable ratio–16% to 52%!
So, what are you waiting for? It’s not too late…to zip it…zip it good! (I’m sorry, I couldn’t help myself. I’ve been singing that Devo song the whole time I’ve been writing.)