When you download your electronic purchase, it will normally be in a zip file (a special format for compressing data so it takes up less space, making it easier to download).
You can often ‘unzip’ your file by double clicking on it. Otherwise, right click and select the appropriate option (for example extract all). The software will then ‘unzip’ the folder so you can see and use what is inside.
You will find more information about zip files on the BBC website page here.
We know that different people read their ebooks in different ways. So ebooks are now provided in the three main ebook formats:
Most people’s computers can read pdf files and you should have no problems opening the file. Note that we have a special section on pdfs >> here.
This may confuse you, but it is the file type which is used for books read by Amazon’s Kindle reader.
If you don’t have a kindle, you can still read the mobi version if you want to by downloading one of Amazon’s free >> Kindle Apps.
This is the file type used by other electronic reading devices, for example, the sony reader. If you own one of these devices you should know what file type it reads.
Note – that there should be no difference between the three versions other than perhaps slight formatting variations.
Our forms are all in pdf format. You can read more about this >> here.