Importing Windows 10 excel spreadsheet

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Importing Windows 10 excel spreadsheet

Postby artachoke13 » Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:27 am

I am completely new to OpenOffice and would like easy directions to import my Windows 10 excel spreadsheet. Also how to save my current spreadsheet to import and how to save a copy to send to others. Thanks for any help you can give me.
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Re: Importing Windows 10 excel spreadsheet

Postby Zizi64 » Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:21 am

would like easy directions to import my Windows 10 excel spreadsheet.


From the AOO/LO Menu: File - Open - (browse your file in the Open dialog) - Open/OK button.

The category "Windows 10 Excel" is not a precise name. Is your file .xlsx type? Then I suggest you to use the LibreOffice. The LO can save into the strict version of the OOXML file format, but the Apache OpenOffice can not. Note: the MS Office not handle the Strict version of the OOXML file formats by default. (The OOXML is the default file format of the MS Office, and it has two main version: the Strict one and the Transitional one.)
It is better to store your important documents in the International Standard ODF file formats. Just export a copy in the foreign file format at end of the editing. And the newer version of the MS Office can open the ODF file formats (the 1.1. version of it).

Or has your document .xls format? Or any other (csv, .tsv, .txt, ... etc(??
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Re: Importing Windows 10 excel spreadsheet

Postby artachoke13 » Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:10 pm

My file is an .xls Microsoft no longer is supporting windows 10 and I was looking for somewhere else to post to and update my spreadsheet. Thanks for your input.
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Re: Importing Windows 10 excel spreadsheet

Postby Lupp » Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:44 pm

Windows 10 is still the current version of MS Windows.
MS recently (2020-01-14 if I remember correctly) discontinued support (supply of security patches) for Windows 7.
On Windows 10: LibreOffice 7.0 and older versions, PortableOpenOffice 4.1.7 and older, StarOffice 5.2
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Re: Importing Windows 10 excel spreadsheet

Postby Villeroy » Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:23 pm

It is impossible to give any advice to Windows users who can not distinguish between their operating system, thier applications, file types and the misleading icons displayed by that operating system while hiding away file name extensions.
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Re: Importing Windows 10 excel spreadsheet

Postby Zizi64 » Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:08 pm

Microsoft, an its Windows 10 supports the .xls file format today. However you can not install the older version MS OFFICE software packs (nor the older standalone Excel application) onto the Windows 10. You must buy the recent MS OFFICE pack or you can use the free and open source alternatives: the Apache OpenOffice or the LibreOffice.

If you want to ASSIGN the .xls file type to the LibreOffice, then you can do it during the CUSTOM INSTALLATION of the LO. After the installation you must use the features of the Windows 10 to assign thi file types to a relevant application.
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Re: Importing Windows 10 excel spreadsheet

Postby John_Ha » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:40 pm

LO 6.4.4.2, Windows 10 Home 64 bit

See the Writer Guide, the Writer FAQ, the Writer Tutorials and Writer for students.

Remember: Always save your Writer files as .odt files. - see here for the many reasons why.
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