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.
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XLS file extension - Microsoft Excel 97 to 2003 workbook
What is xls file? How to open xls files?
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The xls file extension is associated with Microsoft Excel, one of the most popular and powerful tool you can use to create format spreadsheets, graphs and much more.
The xls files are used in Microsoft Excel 97 to 2003 for Workbooks, spreadsheet document files. The XLS is Microsoft Excel's proprietary file format for storing its documents. Microsoft Excel up until 2007 version used a proprietary binary file format called Binary Interchange File Format (BIFF) as its primary format. There are several versions of the format that have been released as it was revised over time.
The latest versions of Microsoft Office use the Open XML file format and the Excel Workbooks are stored in the xlsx Microsoft Excel 2007/2010 Open XML Workbook files.
XLS format was also adopted by other programs, such as Microsoft Works. Excel spreadsheets are also generated and exported by various programs. For example SolidWorks uses XLS format to export Bill of Materials templates.
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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 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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Software that open xls file - Microsoft Excel 97 to 2003 workbook
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