Files with xla extension are add-ins for Microsoft Excel spreadsheet program. These are small scripts that add additional functionality for the program.

There is one other file type using
the XLA file extension!

empty icon.xla - Xlib graphics library archive file

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XLA file extension - Microsoft Excel add-in

What is xla file? How to open xla files?

File extension xla is mainly associated with Microsoft Excel, one of the most popular and powerful tool you can use to create format spreadsheets, graphs and much more.

A typical .xla file contains Microsoft Excel add-in files, files that can be loaded in the program as it starts. They contain code (VBA in the case of an xla Add-In) that adds additional functionality to Excel, usually in the form of new functions or tools to execute macros.

Microsoft Excel add-in files sometimes also can have the xll file extension.

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The default software associated to open xla file:

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Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Excel  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

A popular spreadsheet application distributed with Microsoft Office suite, Excel is offers calculating, contains graphing tools, pivot tables and own programming language based on Visual Basic.

Excel supports charts, graphs or histograms generated from specified groups of cells. Excel also can change data between other Microsoft Office applications. It is available for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X (macOS) and various mobile platforms.

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Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Excel for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Excel for Mac is popular spreadsheet application used to analyze, organize and manage data and lists. It is able to create visually rich datasheets and tables with icons, data bars and color scales. Microsoft Excel for Mac is fully compatible with Microsoft Excel for Windows.

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File types supported in Microsoft Excel 2010

How to install and manage Excel add-ins

Help how to open:

You can import the .xla files into Microsoft Excel to install the add-in.

How to convert:

There doesn't seem to exist any option to convert .xla files to anything else. However they are based on VBA code so perhaps some sort of export option may be possible.

Find conversions from xla file:

xla to xl

List of software applications associated to the .xla file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open xla file, edit xla file, convert xla file, view xla file, play xla file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting xla files.

Software that open xla file - Microsoft Excel add-in

Programs supporting the exension xla on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open xla file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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