Spreadsheet files: FAQs.
What is an example of a spreadsheet file extension?
File types such as .XLSX, .XLS and .ODS are very popular spreadsheet formats, commonly used for opening and storing spreadsheet data across a variety of devices. Each spreadsheet file extension comes with its own perks and trade-offs, so it’s a good idea to research what tool would suit your specific needs.
Can I convert PDFs to Excel?
Yes. As PDF documents are a popular, global document format, they allow simple conversion to spreadsheet formats such as Microsoft Excel. There’s no need to use third-party apps either, as Adobe has simple guides and tools to use. Find out how to convert PDF to Excel with Adobe Acrobat today.
Is .XLS the same as Excel?
The .XLS format was the original Excel format until the release of Microsoft Office 2007. Although it is still part of the Microsoft suite of tools, it is now a legacy extension. The Excel format is now identified with the .XLSX spreadsheet file extension.
Do I need to pay to access Microsoft spreadsheet files?
No, you don’t. Although the Microsoft suite of tools is a paid programme, the .XLSX format is accessible with the use of free compatible software such as Google sheets, OpenOffice or Excel Viewer.
What is the most basic spreadsheet file?
Developed using the text file format, the .CSV spreadsheet file type is widely considered to be the most basic spreadsheet type. Due to its simplicity, it can be easily read by machines and people alike. However, it is quite limited in its feature set - and can only handle one sheet per file.
What programmes can access spreadsheet formats?
There are a range of programmes out there that you can use to access spreadsheet formats. These include:
- Microsoft Excel
- Google Sheets
- Apple Numbers
Each should be able to handle a range of spreadsheet files and offer different functions.