Opening EXCELL (XLS) files in Microsoft Works (XLR)



Dries Bezuidenhout
07-10-2005, 12:11 AM
By fluke I once succeeded to open an xls (Excel) file sent to me with Microsoft Works (xls). I do not have Excel on my PC and would like to know the procedure (to open xls files in xlr).

Please help.

Many thanks.

Dries
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Squirrelman
07-10-2005, 12:11 AM
I'd be interested in knowing how this is done too. Any one know?



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Sharon F
07-10-2005, 12:11 AM
On Fri, 13 May 2005 21:22:40 +0200, Dries Bezuidenhout wrote:

> By fluke I once succeeded to open an xls (Excel) file sent to me with
> Microsoft Works (xls). I do not have Excel on my PC and would like to
> know the procedure (to open xls files in xlr).
>
> Please help.
>
> Many thanks.
>
> Dries
> *******

Definitely a fluke. Usually have to open the file in Works. Save it in a
different format and then open the newly saved file in Excel.

There are free Excel viewers available from Microsoft for viewing (but not
editing) Excel files:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c8378bf4-996c-4569-b547-75edbd03aaf0&displaylang=EN
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Logan
07-10-2005, 12:12 AM
I'd like this answer also can anyone help

"Sharon F" wrote:

> On Fri, 13 May 2005 21:22:40 +0200, Dries Bezuidenhout wrote:
>
> > By fluke I once succeeded to open an xls (Excel) file sent to me with
> > Microsoft Works (xls). I do not have Excel on my PC and would like to
> > know the procedure (to open xls files in xlr).
> >
> > Please help.
> >
> > Many thanks.
> >
> > Dries
> > *******
>
> Definitely a fluke. Usually have to open the file in Works. Save it in a
> different format and then open the newly saved file in Excel.
>
> There are free Excel viewers available from Microsoft for viewing (but not
> editing) Excel files:
> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c8378bf4-996c-4569-b547-75edbd03aaf0&displaylang=EN
> --
> Sharon F
> MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
>

Sharon F
07-10-2005, 12:12 AM
On Sat, 2 Jul 2005 13:08:01 -0700, Logan wrote:

> I'd like this answer also can anyone help

Logan, the spreadsheet formats for the two programs are not compatible. See
previous answer from this thread that I've pasted below:

>> Definitely a fluke. Usually have to open the file in Works. Save it in a
>> different format and then open the newly saved file in Excel.
>>
>> There are free Excel viewers available from Microsoft for viewing (but not
>> editing) Excel files:
>> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c8378bf4-996c-4569-b547-75edbd03aaf0&displaylang=EN

NOTE: About a year ago, I ran across a shareware converter online.
Downloaded the trial version. It worked okay but not great. Sorry I do not
remember the name but if you run a search on google it may turn something
up for you.

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Opening EXCELL (XLS) files in Microsoft Works (XLR)