Excel 2016 xls encrypted file not supported in OpenOffice

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Excel 2016 xls encrypted file not supported in OpenOffice

Postby Poonam » Tue May 07, 2019 9:05 am

Excel .xls file which is encrypted in MS office 2016 is not supported in open office whereas Excel file which is encrypted in MS office 2007 works in open office.
Suggestion please. How Do I proceed to open these files in open office?
OpenOffice 4.1.6 on windows 7
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Re: Excel 2016 xls encrypted file not supported in open offi

Postby RusselB » Tue May 07, 2019 3:42 pm

Welcome to the Forums.
You might give LibreOffice a try, as it has been reported to have a better compatibility with MS Office.
Additionally LibreOffice updates, while smaller, come more frequently, thus the required coding to work with the files you have mentioned may be included.
OpenOffice 4.1.6 and LibreOffice 6.0.6.2 on Windows 7 Pro & Ultimate
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Re: Excel 2016 xls encrypted file not supported in OpenOffic

Postby Poonam » Wed May 08, 2019 6:21 am

Ok, but we all use open office. Is this compatibility will be done in next version of open office?
Or is there any supporting plugin to open it in open office?
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Re: Excel 2016 xls encrypted file not supported in OpenOffic

Postby RusselB » Wed May 08, 2019 6:39 am

I can't say for sure, but all things considered, I highly doubt that the next version of OpenOffice will be much more MS compatible.
I'm not aware of any plug-ins for OpenOffice for this, though you could check the plug-in repository at https://extensions.openoffice.org/
My quick check came back with nothing.
As to the fact that "we all use open office" makes little difference for LibreOffice, as both of them use the default Open Document Format for saving files.
There's also nothing (to my knowledge) stopping you from having both OpenOffice and LibreOffice installed on the same machine. I have both installed on 2 of my machines.
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Re: Excel 2016 xls encrypted file not supported in OpenOffic

Postby Poonam » Wed May 08, 2019 9:44 am

Thank you :)
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