Earlier versions of MS Excel did indeed support old formats from Lotus 1-2-3, this is not the case for latest incarnations of Excel. So recreating a Lotus .prn file in modern programs can be problematic at best. Old .prn files are saved in space delimited text, so the alternative would be to look for some spreadsheet editor that support that format, and rename the extension afterwards. Or you could always use some exchange format, like CSV, that can be imported in all kinds of programs.
Convert Microsoft Excel Open XML workbook and spreadsheet to Lotus 1-2-3 formatted text file.
We have found 2 software records in our database eligible for .xlsx to .prn file format conversion.
Microsoft Windows software - convert xlsx to prn on Windows
A popular spreadsheet application distributed with Microsoft Office suite
Convert from xlsx 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 xlsx to prn. 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.
Apple macOS / Mac OS X software - convert xlsx to prn on OS X
A popular spreadsheet application from the Microsoft Office suite