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Vista Excel Extension - .xlsx?

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by CWDENVER, Aug 20, 2007.

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  1. CWDENVER

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    I am having trouble sending Excel files to anyone without Microsoft Vista, and the file extensions are coming up as .xlsx. Is there a way to change this to .xls so non-Vista users can access it?
     
  2. Gerchan

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    Well first of all the proble has nothing to do with Vista. Files are being saved .xlsx since you are using Excel 2007. If you save your spreadsheets .rtf (Rich Text Format) others who are using different versions of excel will be able to view your spreadsheets without any problems.

    Hope this helps

    Gerchan
     
  3. Gerchan

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    oooh sry my mistake I thought you were talking about word. Users who have different versions of excel other than then the 2007 version need to download the compatibility pack to be able to open .xlsx files
     
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    You can also just save it as the older version as well via "save as" (F12). There is a "save as type" drop-down list as the bottom of the "save as" dialog box.
     
  6. Zack Barresse

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    Other users can also use the Viewer. They will need to read up on it at Microsoft's website as there are some steps involved. Probably the easiest way is what jimr381 suggests, SaveAs and use 97-2003 format.

    HTH
     
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