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Old 13-01-2014, 06:52   #1
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download excel spreadsheet

trying to download our expenses - 5 years summary - when i use attachement is says use a xls file -- when i try i look at the file and it is a xlsx and won't down load
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Old 13-01-2014, 07:30   #2
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trying to download our expenses - 5 years summary - when i use attachement is says use a xls file -- when i try i look at the file and it is a xlsx and won't down load
any suggestions

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Microsoft Office newer versions not liking older ones, You could download 'Open Office' which is free (Google it) and that opens pretty much everything. OR you need to 'save as' the original file in whatever it was created in as an xlsx file. PITA when they do that, I have the same problem as I have several spreadsheets originally created in Microsoft Works and the newer version of Excel doesn't open those either.
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Old 13-01-2014, 07:41   #3
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Re: download excel spreadsheet

Just use Excel on your computer to save it to the older version. ".xls" was used by Excel versions 2003 and earlier, ".xlsx" for 2007 and later. In the newer version you can go into the "Save As" dialog and save a copy of your spreadsheet as ".xls" by selecting that in the "save as type" box.

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Re: download excel spreadsheet

There are free converters on the internet just Google convert xlsx to xls.

Of course who knows what they do with your data, so the other suggestions may be better.
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thanks guys -- i could save it as an older version of excel -- i hope it worked

on the save as options i just kept trying things until c&s forum would take it
if it does not work - i will try again
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