File Format Frustrations? No Problem.

Posted on March 21, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized |

by Tim Cushman

The hallmark of the digital age is communication…or at least it should be.  The reality is that the efficiency of computing is hampered when the recipient of an email attachment does not have the appropriate software needed for opening the file.  This is less of an issue within the business community, but there is no guarantee that the students in our classrooms will have access to the commercial programs used at school once they leave for home.  I have encountered such problems frequently when sending files to my students to study or work on at home. 

There is now an easy solution to this common problem.  Koolwire is a handy, free service for converting among popular file formats.  For example, Word, PowerPoint or Excel can be converted to a PDF without Adobe Acrobat.  Need to convert a PDF to a Word document?  Koolwire does that too.  The two most prevelant audio file formats, WAV and MP3, can also be converted interchangeably.  

What you need to know when using Koolwire:

  1. The file you are converting must be less then 10 MB.
  2. You are sending the file as an email attachment to Koolwire – the size of the file will have an impact on the speed of conversion.  The converted file will come back to you as an attachment a few minutes later (with a few links in the body of the message from advertisers).
  3. Koolwire does not store your files.  All attachments are deleted on the Koolwire servers after conversion.

There is no software to install, only send an email with the attached file for conversion to the appropriate address below:

            From Word, PowerPoint, or Excel to PDF: pdf@koolwire.com
            From PDF to Word: doc@koolwire.com
            From WAV to MP3: mp3@koolwire.com 
            From MP3 to WAV: wav@koolwire.com

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