To create a new archive in Ark, choose from the menu.
You can then type the name of the archive, with the appropriate
etc.) or select a supported format in the Filter combo box
and check the Automatically select filename extension option.
To add files to the archive, choose from the menu. If you
want to add an entire folder to an archive, choose from the menu.
An alternative way to add files to the archive is to drag one or more files from Konqueror, Dolphin or the desktop into the main Ark window, and it will be added to the current archive.