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Anonymous
December 13, 2004 4:31:03 PM

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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
Anonymous
December 13, 2004 6:39:12 PM

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Free Excel Viewer
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyI...

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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
Anonymous
December 13, 2004 6:54:15 PM

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Double click on the downloaded file viewer
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyI...
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.


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| converter from Windows, now how do I open? Thanks Weeziek
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Anonymous
December 13, 2004 7:38:39 PM

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Have you installed it?
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Ted Zieglar


"Weeziek" <Weeziek@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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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
Anonymous
December 14, 2004 7:47:03 PM

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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
>
>
>
Anonymous
December 14, 2004 10:17:12 PM

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Double click the downloaded file. Follow the prompts.


"Weeziek" <Weeziek@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
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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:
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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
| >
| >
| >
Anonymous
December 15, 2004 12:57:18 PM

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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.
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Ted Zieglar


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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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