File sharing with Skype

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File sharing with Skype

  1. 1. How to fileshare using Skype By Fiona Beal
  2. 2. Skype is fantastic for sharing large filesSkype is fantastic for quick file-sharing. I recentlydiscovered that a file that is too big for email willgo easily with Skype.
  3. 3. Step 1: Join Skype freeSkype is a marvellous way of keeping in touchwith others. You can use it as follows:• with a webcam (which I normally don’t)• as a phone call• as a chat box
  4. 4. Join Skype here
  5. 5. Step 2: Invite contactsTo add a Skype contact:• Click on Contacts / new contact• In the new screen fill is as much information as you have• Skype will come up with a suggestion which you will recognise.• Skype will send them an invite which they have to agree to
  6. 6. Look for a contact
  7. 7. Usually putting the person’s name issufficient for Skype to find them
  8. 8. Step 3: Send them a documentTo add a document:• Click on their name to pen the chat box.• Open the folder where the document is stored. Click on the Restore/Down button to minimise it a bit so that you can drag the document across• Open Skype and also click on the Restore/Down button to minimise your screen a bit.• Drag the document into the chat box.
  9. 9. The two places open side by side afterclicking Restore/Down on each one
  10. 10. This is a great way to share files if you are at somebody’s house and you don’t have a flash drive. I was at a friend’s house and we each needed a large document from one another…too big for email. I shared mine with my friend and she shared hers with me all in one hit by dragging the documents into the chat box! She shared I shared hers withwith her by me by dragging dragging mine hers across across on on hermy screen. screen
  11. 11. Step 4: Save the file on your computer• From there it is a just a case of saving the document on your computer.• Once you have done that Skype will even show you where the folder is located on your computer.
  12. 12. I have now saved it. This iswhere I put it.
  13. 13. Give it a try!

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