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Posted: 1/4/2012 12:15:05 PM EST
I got an .xlxs file in an email, but my Excel program is from 2002 (I know, but I rarely use it).

How do I convert it into something I can use?
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 12:17:51 PM EST
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack. I think it goes back to 2000.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 12:18:50 PM EST
It would appear openoffice can open xlsx files as well. Never tried it, but openoffice claims it will work
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 12:19:30 PM EST

Originally Posted By DzlBenz:
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack. I think it goes back to 2000.

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Link Posted: 1/4/2012 12:20:07 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/4/2012 12:21:32 PM EST by HKUSP45C]
Originally Posted By Afterwork_Ninja:
I got an .xlxs file in an email, but my Excel program is from 2002 (I know, but I rarely use it).

How do I convert it into something I can use?


No, you have a .xlsx file. You convert it by finding a computer with Office 2007 or newer and opening it, going to the "Office button" and selecting "Save" then "save file as..." then selecting "Office 97-2003" as the file type. It will save it as an .xls file ad you can read it on older versions of Office.

ETA: Oh, yeah, Open Office and\or the compatibility pack will work too, I just assumed you had ready access to a machine with Office 2k7 and it would be easier to "save as."
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 12:49:03 PM EST
Originally Posted By TerribleTom:

Originally Posted By DzlBenz:
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack. I think it goes back to 2000.

/thread



Worked great. Thanks guys.


Link Posted: 1/4/2012 12:53:28 PM EST
Originally Posted By HKUSP45C:
Originally Posted By Afterwork_Ninja:
I got an .xlxs file in an email, but my Excel program is from 2002 (I know, but I rarely use it).

How do I convert it into something I can use?


No, you have a .xlsx file. You convert it by finding a computer with Office 2007 or newer and opening it, going to the "Office button" and selecting "Save" then "save file as..." then selecting "Office 97-2003" as the file type. It will save it as an .xls file ad you can read it on older versions of Office.

ETA: Oh, yeah, Open Office and\or the compatibility pack will work too, I just assumed you had ready access to a machine with Office 2k7 and it would be easier to "save as."


My bad. It is indeed a .xlsx file.
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