Whilst it is probably possible to convert or export Excel spreadsheets as plain text files, the resulting file won't be useable as spreadsheet. Possible but pointless conversion.
Convert Microsoft Excel 97 to 2003 workbook to Simple text.
We have found 8 software records in our database eligible for .xls to .txt file format conversion.
Microsoft Windows software - convert xls to txt on Windows
Various text format conversion utility
Convert from xls file format
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The tables with software actions are a good pointer for what a certain program does with various file types and often may give users a good hint how to perform certain file conversion, for example the above-mentioned xls to txt. However, it is not perfect and sometimes can show results which are not really usable because of how certain programs work with files and the possible conversion is thus actually not possible at all.
A popular spreadsheet application distributed with Microsoft Office suite
One of the many available document converters
An older office and productivity suite for Windows
Apple macOS / Mac OS X software - convert xls to txt on OS X
A full-featured set of office applications for Mac OS X
Symbian software - convert xls to txt on Symbian
An Office document editing app running on S60 based smarthones
Google Android software - convert xls to txt on Android
A complete mobile office app for Android
On-line services software - convert xls to txt on web
Spreadsheet web app from Google