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How to Zip Files in Word

Zipping Word files is an easy way to compress their size. It can be helpful if you’re trying to save disk space or need to send a large attachment via email. Microsoft Word documents do not take up much space unless they contain numerous objects like images or charts.

How to zip files in Word

I’m sorry, but you can’t zip files within Microsoft Word as it is a word-processing program, not a file-compression program. But you can compress files using your Windows computer’s built-in file compression utility through Microsoft Word. Lucky for you, I can show you how to zip files in Word.

Steps for zipping files in Word

  1. Launch Word and select Open from the left pane.
  2. Select the Browse or This PC button. The “Open” dialog box will appear.
  3. Locate the file or folder that you want to zip.
  4. Click to select the file or folder you would like to zip and right-click on it.
  5. Select “Send to” from the context menu. Then, click “Compressed (zipped) folder” from the list.
  6. Your file/folder will be zipped and stored in the exact location.
  7. You can now rename the zip file or folder and move it if necessary.

That’s how to zip a Word file. File compression can help you save disk space on your computer or make large files easier to send via email or other file-sharing platforms.