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Old 05-03-06, 02:52 PM
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.xls file: what is this? can someone convert it for me?

I have a file that someone sent me, a list of basketball games someone has taped from tv over the years...

its in .xls format, is that MS Excel? unfortunately, I don't have that program...is there a way for me to convert it to another file type, such as word or notepad? if not, can anyone let me email it to them and you convert it for me? please help

by the way, they guy who sent it to me said he is 66 and doesn't know a thing about computers, just knows how to email and doesn't know if there is way to convert the file...i did ask.
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Yes, it's Excel.

Do you have any sort of "office applications"? We use the freeware one on the laptop at home (forget the name) that opens Excel files.



How big is the file? How many rows/columns?
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http://www.openoffice.org is a free Office suite that can open XLS files.
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Yeah. That's the one!

I strongly recommend it (though I couldn't remember the name).
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thank you guys, i'll try it!
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another recommendation for open office.
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You can also use http://www.ajaxxls.com/ is you just want to look at it and have no further use for a spreadsheet program.

But really, Openoffice kicks the proverbial booty and you should get it.
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just get the free Excel viewer
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=EN
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Originally Posted by solipsta
But really, Openoffice kicks the proverbial booty and you should get it.


OpenOffice rocks.

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