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  1.    22 Apr 2016 #1
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    XLS Converter


    We have migrated to Office 365. One problem is that the online office will not open .xls files. Many of our vendors still use it. I need a way to convert them to .xlsx so O365 can open them. We don't want to use an online service because we are worried about data mining sensitive information.

    I've spent all day searching.
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  2.    24 Apr 2016 #2

    Hi there

    Can't understand why you need a converter --Office 2016 handles previous EXCEL formats perfectly -- I'd imagine OFFICE 365 does the same as it's the same program (subscription vs perpetual licensed version) -- and no prob at all reading EXCEL 2007 / 2010 or even earlier formats.

    example here with some complex graphs - created under Office 2007 and read with Office 2016.

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    Cheers
    jimbo
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  3.    24 Apr 2016 #3
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    Jimbo, he's talking about the online version which does not support xls.
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  4.    24 Apr 2016 #4

    Quote Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
    Jimbo, he's talking about the online version which does not support xls.
    Hi there
    Thanks -- didn't realize that -- seems a big boo boo by Ms as there's still a huge number of businesses still using XLS etc.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  5.    24 Apr 2016 #5
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    Yes, it's very strange that the formats that Microsoft created for it's office products can't be opened or converted by it's own products when I can load those same documents into Google Drive, edit them and convert them. It makes no sense.

    Anyway; I think we'll just put LibreOffice on the machines that don't have a fat client.
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  6.    25 Apr 2016 #6

    Quote Originally Posted by mooreted View Post
    Yes, it's very strange that the formats that Microsoft created for it's office products can't be opened or converted by it's own products when I can load those same documents into Google Drive, edit them and convert them. It makes no sense.

    Anyway; I think we'll just put LibreOffice on the machines that don't have a fat client.
    Hi there
    Forget Libre Office

    WPS office is much more compatible and will handle XLSX
    The only thing the FREE version won't do is handle VB macros (other stuff like graphs and formulae work just fine - usually with no change required from the original EXCEL.

    WPS Office 2016 Personal Edition - For Home and Student

    (Works on Linux too !!!).

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  7.    25 Apr 2016 #7
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    Why you do not copy and paste the file and convert it in another machine.
    Just in save option.
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  8.    25 Apr 2016 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by kongming View Post
    Why you do not copy and paste the file and convert it in another machine.
    Just in save option.
    Because there are hundreds of people receiving these files several times a day.
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  9.    25 Apr 2016 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    Forget Libre Office

    WPS office is much more compatible and will handle XLSX
    The only thing the FREE version won't do is handle VB macros (other stuff like graphs and formulae work just fine - usually with no change required from the original EXCEL.

    WPS Office 2016 Personal Edition - For Home and Student

    (Works on Linux too !!!).

    Cheers
    jimbo
    That looks interesting. I'll check it out. Thanks.
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  10.    25 Apr 2016 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by wrangal349 View Post
    On the Internet there are many programs to convert xlx to xlsx.
    Most of them are online converters.
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