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Use Zamzar to convert XLR to XLS, XLSX, PDF and more

You can now use Zamzar to convert XLR files into a variety of different file formats, including XLS, XLSX, PDF and more !

Microsoft no longer support XLR files or Works Spreadsheet or Chart file’s as they may more commonly be known in their latest versions of Microsoft Office – both Office 2007 and Office 2010. We here at Zamzar receive requests everyday for new conversion types and we are delighted to announce that we can now support conversion of XLR files. You can now convert these to :

  • csv – Comma Separated Values
  • html – Hypertext Markup Language
  • mdb – Microsoft Access Database
  • ods – OpenDocument spreadsheet
  • pcx – Paintbrush Bitmap Image
  • pdf – Portable Document Format
  • ps – Postscript document
  • rtf – Rich Text Format
  • xls – Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet
  • xlsx – Microsoft Excel 2007 Spreadsheet
  • xml – Extensible Markup Language

We hope these will help all of you who have been stuck looking for a way to convert your XLR files after upgrading to the new version of Office.

Don’t take our word for it – Go try it out for yourself today !

Happy converting,
The Zamzar Team.

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Convert PDF files to eBook formats (epub, fb2, lit, lrf, mobi, oeb, pdb, pml, rb, tcr)

We’ve got a great new addition to our conversions here at Zamzar. You can now convert your PDF files into a whole plethora of eBook formats.

An eBook (short for electronic book, a.k.a. digital book, ebook, and eBook) is an electronic text version of a conventional printed book. Usually read on dedicated hardware devices known as e-Readers or eBook devices (Amazon Kindle, Apple iPad), PC’s and some phones can also be used to read eBooks. With the advent of these eBook readers a number of specialised eBook file formats, have appeared on the scene.

We have had a number of request from you guys to allow conversion of PDF files into these various eBook formats and we’re pleased to say this is now possible.

Convert your PDF files into:

  • epub – Open eBook File
  • fb2 – FictionBook 2.0 File
  • lit – Microsoft eBook File
  • lrf – Sony Portable Reader File
  • mobi – Mobipocket eBook
  • oeb – Open eBook File
  • pdb – Palm Media eBook file
  • pml – eBook file
  • rb – RocketEdition eBook file
  • tcr – Psion eBook file

Why not head over to Zamzar to try converting your PDF files into eBooks now ?

Happy Converting !
The Zamzar Team.

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Convert eBook formats at Zamzar – free and online

Update [10/05/2010 10:45 GMT]:
All eBook conversions are now back and working – sorry for the temporary outage.
Update [05/05/2010 19:09 GMT]:
We’ve had teething problems with some of our eBook conversions, so have had to temporarily stop them. They should be back soon though – we’ll post here when they are.

Calling all bookworms … we love to support new conversion types at Zamzar and we’re excited to announce a major new addition – eBooks.

There are a huge number of eBook formats and Zamzar now gives you a one stop shop to convert between them – all online and all for free.

An eBook (short for electronic book, a.k.a. digital book, ebook, and eBook) is an electronic text version of a conventional printed book. Usually read on dedicated hardware devices known as e-Readers or eBook devices (Amazon Kindle, Apple iPad), PC’s and some phones can also be used to read eBooks. With the advent of these eBook readers most developed their own specialised eBook file format, fragmenting the eBook market.

As part of our ongoing mission to bring order to your filesystem, Zamzar is aiming to make it as easy as possible for you to convert between all these different eBook file types.

You can now convert a whole variety of eBook formats and we plan to offer more in the coming weeks:

  • cbz – Comic Book ZIP Archive
  • cbr – Comic Book RAR Archive
  • cbc – eBook format
  • chm – Compiled HTML Help File
  • epub – Open eBook File
  • fb2 – FictionBook 2.0 File
  • oeb – Open eBook File
  • lit – Microsoft eBook File
  • lrf – Sony Portable Reader File
  • mobi – Mobipocket eBook
  • pdb – Palm Media eBook file
  • pdf – Portable Document Format
  • pml – eBook file
  • rb – RocketEdition eBook file
  • tcr – Psion eBook file
  • txt – Text Document

Why not head over to Zamzar to try converting your eBooks now ?

Happy Converting !
The Zamzar Team.

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Convert images to PDF – JPG to PDF, PS to PDF, GIF to PDF, TIFF to PDF

Convert images to PDF using ZamzarYou can now use Zamzar to convert a variety of image files into the ever-popular PDF format.

Converting images into PDF can be useful when you need to share designs or graphics with clients in a standard and professional format which they are likely to be able to view. Adobe Acrobat has a huge installed base, and converting to PDF is a nice way of adding a professional touch to your design.

You can now convert any of the following formats into PDF:

  • bmp – Windows bitmap
  • gif – Compuserve graphics interchange
  • ico – Windows Icon
  • jpg – JPEG compliant image
  • pcx – PC Paintbrush Bitmap Graphic
  • png – Portable Network Graphic
  • ps – Postscript document
  • tga – Truevision Targa Graphic
  • thumbnail – Thumbnail image
  • tiff – Tagged image file format
  • wbmp – Wireless Bitmap File Format

Just head over to Zamzar to convert.

Happy Converting,
The Zamzar Team.

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Convert EPS to PDF – online and free

pdf-iconWe’ve just added the ability to convert EPS files to PDF using Zamzar, online and for free.

As we mentioned on Tuesday when we announced the ability to convert EPS to other image formats, Encapsulated PostScript is a popular a graphics file format, designed around the PostScript specification, often used for vector and bitmap graphics artwork.

However PDF is becoming increasingly popular as a replacement for the EPS format, mainly due to its versatility as a delivery format for sending complete publications to press, for soft-proofing, distribution on the Internet, and file archiving.

Just head on over to Zamzar to convert your EPS files today !

Happy converting !
The Zamzar Team

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Convert pdf to jpg, pdf to png, pdf to tiff, pdf to gif and more !

PDF iconWe’re excited to announce another new conversion type – you can now use Zamzar to convert PDF files into a variety of different image formats, all online and for free !

We hope this will be a handy addition to any of you who want to convert your PDF documents for display within websites (we recommend converting to .png or .jpg if you’re doing this).

Converting a PDF into an image also allows your documents to be viewed by anyone without the need for specialised viewing software such as Adobe Acrobat.

Zamzar now supports conversion of PDF’s into the following formats:

  • bmp – Windows bitmap
  • gif – Compuserve graphics interchange
  • jpg – JPEG compliant image
  • pcx – PC Paintbrush Bitmap Graphic
  • png – Portable Network Graphic
  • ps – Postscript document
  • thumbnail – Thumbnail image
  • tiff – Tagged image file format

If you want to try it out, just head over to Zamzar !

Happy Converting,
The Zamzar Team.

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Convert WKS files to xls, html, pdf, csv, ods and more

Convert your jumbled numbers into a usable format !You can now use Zamzar to convert Microsoft Works Spreadsheet (wks) files to xls, html, pdf, csv, and ods formats (amongst others).

We’ve been beavering away here at Zamzar HQ to extend the range of conversions we support and we’re pleased to announce that wks – a popular Spreadsheet format generated by Microsoft Works software can now be converted.

The WorKSheet (wks) file is a proprietary format used by Microsoft to save spreadsheets out from Microsoft Works. You can now use Zamzar to convert those files into any one of the following formats:

  • csv – Comma Separated Values
  • html – Hypertext Markup Language
  • mdb – Microsoft Access Database
  • ods – OpenDocument spreadsheet
  • pcx – Graphics format
  • pdf – Portable Document Format
  • ps – Postscript document
  • rtf – Rich text format
  • xls – Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet
  • xlsx – Microsoft Excel 2007 Spreadsheet
  • xml – Extensible Markup Language

So, release your numbers today – go convert a wks file !

Happy converting !
The Zamzar Team.

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Convert CAD formats – dwg, dxf to pdf, jpg, gif and more

Throw away that ruler. Convert CAD files with Zamzar !We’re pleased to announce you can now use Zamzar to convert two of the most popular CAD (Computer Aided Design) formats around – DWG and DXF – which are both used in AutoDesk’s hugely successful AutoCAD program.

Converting these files can be useful if you need to share them with friends or colleagues who don’t have AutoCAD installed – Zamzar now allows you to convert them to the following formats:

  • bmp – Windows bitmap
  • gif – Compuserve graphics interchange
  • jpg – JPEG compliant image
  • pdf – Postscript document
  • png – Portable Network Graphic
  • tiff – Tagged image file format

We hope this helps all of you out there who use CAD files, and need to share them with others. If there are any other CAD conversion requirements you have do let us know in the comments below and we’ll do our best to look into them …

Happy converting !
The Zamzar Team.

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Convert pptx files to ppt, odp, html, pcx, pdf, png, ps and swf

Great news ! We’ve been working hard here at Zamzar to round out our support for Microsoft Office 2007 files, and we’re pleased to announce that you can now use Zamzar to convert “pptx” files generated by Office 2007 to a variety of different formats, including “ppt” (enabling you to view and edit your presentations in older versions of Microsoft Office) and “odp” (allowing you to use OpenOffice).

A variety of other formats are also supported, enabling you to convert your pptx files into whatever format is most useful for the program that you happen to be working in. The full list of supported formats is below:

  • html – Hypertext Markup Language
  • odp – OpenDocument presentation
  • pdf – Portable Document Format
  • png – Portable Network Graphic
  • ppt – Microsoft Powerpoint Presentation
  • ps – Postscript document
  • swf – Macromedia Flash Format File

Why not convert some pptx files right now ?

Happy Converting !
The Zamzar Team.


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Convert xlsx files to xls, ods, csv, doc, html, mdb, pdf, rtf and xml

You can now use Zamzar to convert “xlsx” files generated by Microsoft Office 2007 to a variety of different formats, including plain old “xls” (enabling you to view and edit your spreadsheets in older versions of Microsoft Office) and “ods” (allowing you to use OpenOffice). Conversion happens online and is completely free !

The new 2007 “xlsx” format is based on open XML standards, but is incompatible with older versions of Excel. To get round this problem you can simply head over to Zamzar to perform conversions from “xlsx” to any one of the following formats:

  • csv – Comma Separated Values file
  • doc – Microsoft Word Doc
  • html – Hypertext Markup Language
  • mdb – Microsoft Access Database
  • ods – OpenDocument spreadsheet
  • pdf – Portable Document Format
  • rtf – Rich text format
  • xls – Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet
  • xml – Extensible Markup Language

Why not head over to Zamzar right now and start converting ?

Happy Converting !
The Zamzar Team.


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