What is an XLS file?

XLS files are a spreadsheet file created by Microsoft Excel or another spreadsheet program, such as OpenOffice Calc or Apple Numbers. It stores data in worksheets, charts, and macros.

An XLS spreadsheet is used for organizing, analyzing, manipulating, and visualizing data. The spreadsheet commonly consists of a table with rows and columns. The table cells in the file may contain manually entered data or the results computed from the data of other cells.

As the most widely used spreadsheet application in the world. It comes with every edition of the Microsoft Office suite and is used in home, academic, and business environments.


How to open an XLS file?

Every version of Microsoft Excel can open XLS files. Besides, you can open XLS files without Microsoft Excel using Microsoft’s free Excel Viewer, which supports opening and printing XLS files, as well as copying data out of them.

Several free alternatives to Excel that can be used to both open and edit XLS files include Kingsoft Spreadsheets and OpenOffice Calc. In Chrome, opening and editing XLS files is very easy. Without downloading them to your computer, you can open and edit XLS files you find online.

Note: Saving XLS files this way using the Chrome extension forces them to be stored in the newer XLSX format.


How To Convert an XLS File?

You can convert XLS files to various formats, such as CSV, PDF, XPS, XML, TXT, XLSX, PRN, etc. Here we mainly talked about how to convert XLS files to Csv format.

If you don’t have an XLS editor installed, or don’t want to install one, using a document converter is another option. With Gmagon XLS2csv installed, it won’t be a problem to create tab delimited CSV files from Excel spreadsheets.



Here’s what you need
Gmagon XLS2csv

Note: Gmagon XLS2csv runs on Mac only, Mac OS X 10.7(64-bit) or above is required.



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