Author Archives: Kashif Iqbal

Difference Between PPT and PPTX

If you are a regular user of Microsoft PowerPoint for a long time, you must be aware of the PPT and PPTX file formats. Both these presentation file types have been part of Microsoft PowerPoint for quite some time now. …

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Difference Between DOC and DOCX

DOC and DOCX extensions refer to the popular Microsoft Word file formats that have been part of its Office suite for a long time. DOC is the oldest file type and has been widely used prior to the introduction of …

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Difference between BMP and PNG

BMP and PNG are two of the most common image file formats that you’ll encounter while working with images. Both have been frequently used in desktop and web applications until replaced by other modern image file formats such as WebP

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XLSX vs XLSB – How to Reduce Excel File Size?

XLSX and XLSB are two popular Spreadsheet file formats by Microsoft Excel to store large amounts of data in Workbooks. However, the presence of formulas, user data, and objects (such as shapes) in these files can considerably increase the file …

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Malicious PDF files and How to Protect From These?

Portable Document Format (PDF) is a digital file format for sharing content on devices like computers, phones, tablets, and other e-readers. But how secure is the PDF file? Being popular for publishing content that includes text, images, hyperlinks, …

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ZIP Bombs – Exploding Your Storage

A zip bomb is a compressed ZIP archive file that halts or crashes the system which reads it. The decompression software, when uncompresses such an archive file, takes an enormous amount of disk space, processing time, or memory. This makes …

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Top 5 GIS File Formats for Google Maps

Google Maps is one of the widely used Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in the world for navigating around. From desktop computers to modern Android and iOS based mobile phones and tablets, Google Maps is the choice of use for navigating …

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Difference Between XLS and XLSX

XLS and XLSX extensions represent popular Excel file formats that were introduced by Microsoft as part of its Office suite over a period of time. XLS being the oldest and widely used file type is also known to be the …

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Excel File Formats: XLSX, XLSM, XLS, XLTX, XLTM

A file with XLSX, XLSM, XLS, XLTX or XLTM extension is a Microsoft Excel file that uses specific standard file format. You can show or display file extension on Windows OS from Folder Options. MS Excel lets …

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Markup Language File Formats – A Survey

A markup language is a computer language that separates the elements of a document by tags. Unlike programming languages, it is in human-readable format and can be opened with almost all text editors. For its nature of defining elements by …

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