This article details the steps to encrypt files with PGP Zip with an ASCII output (also known as ASCII armored file).
When needled, PGP Zip allows you to encrypt a file as a binary file. When the file is encrypted the file is output as a text file. Saving the file as ASCII text increases the size of the encrypted file by about 30%.
To encrypt a file with an ASCII output
Note: If needed, the box Remember these settings next time can be selected. The next time PGP Zip or Secure files will be used, the output will be in ASCII armored.