please help me open file with the XLS extenstion.

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I got a document with the xls. file. I can't open. Downloaded the file
converter from Windows, now how do I open? Thanks Weeziek
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    Free Excel Viewer
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=4EB83149-91DA-4110-8595-4A960D3E1C7C&displaylang=EN

    --
    Carey Frisch
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows XP - Shell/User

    Be Smart! Protect Your PC!
    http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/default.aspx

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    "Weeziek" wrote:

    | I got a document with the xls. file. I can't open. Downloaded the file
    | converter from Windows, now how do I open? Thanks Weeziek
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    Double click on the downloaded file viewer
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=4EB83149-91DA-4110-8595-4A960D3E1C7C&displaylang=EN
    and this will ask if you want to install the program.
    Answer yes and install the viewer. If you downloaded a
    converter, that sounds like the wrong type of program. A
    converter would be used to allow a program you already have
    to open a new file type. For instance, if you had Lotus
    123, a converter would allow that program to open an EXCEL
    xls file.
    The viewer is a stand-alone program that will allow you to
    open and read/print the file, but not edit or change the xls
    file.

    Once you have the viewer installed you should be able to
    just double click the xls file.


    --
    The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
    But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.


    "Weeziek" <Weeziek@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    message
    news:285CCCD4-D4DC-492F-AFB0-BDC90E866AB8@microsoft.com...
    |I got a document with the xls. file. I can't open.
    Downloaded the file
    | converter from Windows, now how do I open? Thanks Weeziek
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    Have you installed it?
    --
    Ted Zieglar


    "Weeziek" <Weeziek@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:285CCCD4-D4DC-492F-AFB0-BDC90E866AB8@microsoft.com...
    > I got a document with the xls. file. I can't open. Downloaded the file
    > converter from Windows, now how do I open? Thanks Weeziek
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    No, I guess I haven't. I just downloaded. How do I go about installing?
    Sorry to be so illiterate.Weeziek

    "Ted Zieglar" wrote:

    > Have you installed it?
    > --
    > Ted Zieglar
    >
    >
    > "Weeziek" <Weeziek@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:285CCCD4-D4DC-492F-AFB0-BDC90E866AB8@microsoft.com...
    > > I got a document with the xls. file. I can't open. Downloaded the file
    > > converter from Windows, now how do I open? Thanks Weeziek
    >
    >
    >
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    Double click the downloaded file. Follow the prompts.


    "Weeziek" <Weeziek@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    message
    news:1EF6CB75-D178-473F-8D97-FE27963A78ED@microsoft.com...
    | No, I guess I haven't. I just downloaded. How do I go
    about installing?
    | Sorry to be so illiterate.Weeziek
    |
    | "Ted Zieglar" wrote:
    |
    | > Have you installed it?
    | > --
    | > Ted Zieglar
    | >
    | >
    | > "Weeziek" <Weeziek@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    message
    | >
    news:285CCCD4-D4DC-492F-AFB0-BDC90E866AB8@microsoft.com...
    | > > I got a document with the xls. file. I can't open.
    Downloaded the file
    | > > converter from Windows, now how do I open? Thanks
    Weeziek
    | >
    | >
    | >
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    To 'download' means to transfer something from a remote computer to a local
    computer.

    A 'local computer' is another way of saying your computer. A 'remote
    computer' is every other computer connected to the same network that your
    computer is connected to. The Internet is actually a vast network of
    computers. Every time you get on the Internet, you are a local computer on
    that network.

    You downloaded the file viewer from a remote computer - in this case, the
    computer belonged to Microsoft. So, when you downloaded the file viewer, you
    transferred a copy of the file viewer from a remote computer belonging to
    Microsoft to your local computer.

    You see, once you get past the jargon, the concept is easy to understand.

    What you downloaded is not the file viewer itself, but the installer for the
    file viewer. An installer is software that installs something on your
    computer. Think of it like this: You can buy new brake pads for your car,
    but they won't do you any good just sitting there in the box. The installer
    is like the mechanic who installs the brake pads.

    Sometimes I think computer-ese qualifies as a separate language. Especially
    when you read press releases from Microsoft. But I digress.

    To summon this mechanic, you double-click on the installer. That starts the
    installation process. Once the file viewer is installed on your computer,
    you can start to use it.

    Two tips:
    1. When you download an installer, remember where it landed. In order to
    double-click on the file, you have to know where on your computer to find
    it.
    2. During your long and illustrious computer career you will download piles
    of installers, for such things as software upgrades and drivers. Keep all
    your installers in one folder, so you'll always know where to find them. For
    example, I keep all my installers in a separate folder under My Documents.
    This also makes it easier to back up the installers.
    --
    Ted Zieglar


    "Weeziek" <Weeziek@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:1EF6CB75-D178-473F-8D97-FE27963A78ED@microsoft.com...
    > No, I guess I haven't. I just downloaded. How do I go about installing?
    > Sorry to be so illiterate.Weeziek
    >
    > "Ted Zieglar" wrote:
    >
    > > Have you installed it?
    > > --
    > > Ted Zieglar
    > >
    > >
    > > "Weeziek" <Weeziek@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > > news:285CCCD4-D4DC-492F-AFB0-BDC90E866AB8@microsoft.com...
    > > > I got a document with the xls. file. I can't open. Downloaded the
    file
    > > > converter from Windows, now how do I open? Thanks Weeziek
    > >
    > >
    > >
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