The file format to be uploaded/turned in may vary depending upon the assignment and/or class. Check the particular assignment for details.

A file name is made up of two parts:

The name of the file which is located to the left of a period and in many cases may be up to 140 characters in length, and the extension on the right of the period, usually three or four characters in length which denotes the type of file. Do NOT change the file's extension or the file will probably become unreadable.

Use a long file name which includes your first initial-last name-assignment-extension. Normally, the program your using will supply the extension. For Example:

  • i.e. J-smith-lesson-1a.txt
  • j-smith-video-essay.txt
  • j-smith-home-photo.jpg

Acceptable File Formats:

  • Text Documents - RTF, DOC, DOCX, ODT, TXT. 
  • Slide Shows - PPS, PPSX, ODS (unless otherwise stated in the assignment)
  • Image Files:
    • GIMP - XCF (unless otherwise stated in the assignment)
    • Photoshop - PSD (unless otherwise stated in the assignment)
    • Illustrator - AI (unless otherwise stated in the assignment)
    • Inkscape - SVG -  (unless otherwise stated in the assignment)
  • Programming:
    • C++ (cmd line) - CPP
    • Visual C++ - Compressed folder
    • Java - Compressed folder
  • Compressed files/folders - ZIP, TAR, 7Z, GZIP, CAB

NOTE: Any file that I cannot open is subject to a grade of zero.

Notice for Google Docs:

When you download a file from Google Docs, by default it is converted into a format for Microsoft Office. This format is perfectly acceptable for upload to my site. You may also use any of the other acceptable formats listed above.

Notice to Apple users:

Pay attention to the file format for the assignment. Generally, any format is acceptable accept for Notes. Any file that I cannot open is subject to a grade of zero. You can save in another fromat by using either the "Save As" or "Export As" functions from the menu.