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Glossary & Help for this website

ZIP is a file format used for data compression and archiving. A zip file contains one or more files that have been compressed, to reduce file size, or stored as is. The zip format is now supported by many software utilities. Microsoft has included built-in zip support in versions of Microsoft Windows since 1998. Apple has included built-in zip support in Mac OS X 10.3 and later.

The files we supply to you are in a zip file in order to reduce file size but also to keep associated files together eg the music and teachers notes for a particular lesson.

Save the zip file you have downloaded to a safe archive area. For classroom use you should extract the individual files contained in the zip file. If you have the winzip utility or freeware software such as 7-zip then just click on the zip file and a dialogue box will come up offering to extract the files. Choose a convenient folder and proceed. If you do not have winzip then right click on the zip file then choose to open with windows explorer and you can then copy and paste.

For Apple users - after you click on the download link a zip file will be saved to your Downloads folder. Depending on your settings the enclosed files may be automatically extracted from the zip file into a folder of the same name in the Downloads folder - which you may move to your preferred location. If the automatic extraction does not happen you can double click on the zip file to trigger the extract process.

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PDF stands for Portable Document Format which is a file format used to represent documents in a manner independent of application software, hardware, and operating systems. Each PDF file encapsulates a complete description of a fixed-layout flat document, including the text, fonts, graphics, and other information needed to display it. The document files we supply to you are in pdf format.

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MP3 is an encoding format for digital audio. It is a common audio format for consumer audio storage, as well as a de facto standard of digital audio compression for the transfer and playback of music on most digital audio players.
Leyden Publishing has supplied all audio files in a high quality MP3 format.You can play the file directly out of your computer, provided you have speakers attached. Or you can copy your collection of Leyden Publishing lessons to an "MP3 player" or burn to a CD and play through most hifi systems/

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File Names - Leyden Publishing has tried to use a logical file naming system to help you keep track of your files. Where possible we try to start all file names with the letters LP (standing for Leyden Publishing). Then a code for the resource group eg Music Mime and Movement all use the code 3M, followed by the lesson number then finally the file type (eg .mp3 for audio files).
So LP3MLesson05.mp3 means Leyden Publishing Music Mime & Movement Lesson 5 music file.
So if you have "lost" a program on your computer search for "LP" and you will be shown all the Leyden Publishing files you have downloaded. Or a search for LP3M will show you all the Music Mime and Movement lessons you have.

Recovery - once you have purchased a program you have the right to use it forever under our term and conditions. If you have truly lost or corrupted any of our program files download them again by logging into the website using your username and password.