opening .xlr file extension

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philip1519

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My brother sent me an itinerary for his trip to Argentina and I won't be able to contact him if I can't open this file. I don't want to steal any proprietary software but can I get enough Microsoft Works Spreadsheet to open the file? Possibly there is some freeware that will open it? The only other thing that I would rather avoid is downloading a huge file to accomplish this small job. Thanks, Phil.

PS I have Windows XP and that was a .xlr extention.
 
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Excel can open most Works spreadsheet and chart files. There is a standalone Excel Viewer available if you search. It may do the job.
 

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It worked ! Thank you! The only hitch was that the program was not offered as one of the programs that I could use to open the file; so I had to open the viewer first and then browse for the file. Is there a way to put this program in the window that offers to open a particular file with my choice of programs?
 
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Try right-clicking a file with the Shift key down and see if you get an "Open With" that will let you browse for the program. It's also possible that the program will show up there later, maybe after a reboot.

Or, go to Folder Options and change the file association for xlr so it opens with the viewer.

Thanks for the followup. This problem comes up from time to time and I never knew if the viewer would do the trick.

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