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List of common spreadsheet and workbook file extensions
Special documents that contain data in a structured format that usually looks like a grid of cells. May also include graphs and other pictures. These files are produced in various spreadsheets editors from office productivity suites.
Common spreadsheets may change in time as the popularity and significance of some formats can change.
Whole category of spreadsheets contains now 159 file types. Show all spreadsheet and workbook file types.
A numbers file extension is used for default spreadsheet format of Apple Numbers application on Mac OS X or iOS. Numbers spreadsheets can only be opened in Numbers app, there is no 3rd party program available that can open or convert it to another format.
Files with ods extension can be nowadays commonly found as spreadsheets saved using Calc program from OpenOffice.org, LibreOffice and perhaps other office productivity bundles that use documents based on OpenDocument Format schema.
Files with sdc suffix can be found as spreadsheets from older versions of OpenOffice.org. Replaced by ODS format.
The sxc file extension is related to OpenOffice.org free multiplatform office suite. The sxc file contains spreadsheet created in OpenOffice.org Calc version 1.
An xls file extension is traditionally used for spreadsheets of Microsoft Excel. A spreadsheet is basically a grid of cells sorted in rows and columns. Each cell can contain text, numeric or formula data. Excel XLS spreadsheets can be opened in most other similar programs, such as OpenOffice.org Calc.
An xlsm file extension is used for workbooks of spreadsheets created in Microsoft Excel that also include macros, that enhance the functionality of the spreadsheet but some automation features. Other spreadsheets might open xlsm files as well, however they most likely wont be able to use the Excel specific formatting and macros.
The xlsx file extension is used by Microsoft Excel for its workbooks (spreadsheets) in Open XML format. XLSX is the latest spreadsheet format used by Excel with adoption of XML formatting first used in Office 2000. While older xls files were binary in nature, *.xlsx spreadsheets are using somewhat altered XML scheme.
This is a list of some the most common file types from this category and may change in time as the popularity and significance of some formats can change. Whole category of spreadsheets contains now 159 file types. Show all spreadsheet and workbook files.