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Anonymous
September 4, 2004 11:25:36 AM

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Hello,

I have some data on floppy discs in EXEL format. My new
computer with Windows XP does not have the EXEL software
included, and unfortunately I have not got the original
EXEL disc. Is there anyway that I can load my EXEL floppy
disc data into the the XP word programme and transfer the
data to the works spreadsheet programme. Obviously I do
not wish to purchase new EXEL software.

Thanks in anticipation,

Gerry Taylour

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Anonymous
September 4, 2004 3:54:41 PM

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"Gerry Taylour" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com>
wrote in news:619101c4928b$0b69a980$a301280a@phx.gbl:
> Hello,
>
> I have some data on floppy discs in EXEL format. My new
> computer with Windows XP does not have the EXEL software
> included, and unfortunately I have not got the original
> EXEL disc. Is there anyway that I can load my EXEL floppy
> disc data into the the XP word programme and transfer the
> data to the works spreadsheet programme. Obviously I do
> not wish to purchase new EXEL software.
>
> Thanks in anticipation,
>
> Gerry Taylour

Microsoft has a download for their Excel viewer. Obviously this is
read-only. go to http://snipurl.com/2k2s.

I believe OpenOffice's Calc will read Excel files. However, if they
have been password-protected using Excel then you need to get them
unprotected in Excel before Calc can read them. OpenOffice is free; go
to http://www.openoffice.org. I haven't used it yet. I still have MS
Office XP at home and haven't had a need to upgrade to the latest
version (no bang for the buck), and I might end up going to OpenOffice
for home use (since MS Office is too much a hit on my pockets for
personal-use software). We are locked in at work to use MS Office (but
then I'm not paying for it and it makes sense to focus on one software
suite so Tech Support can focus and garner experience on a limited range
of software).

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Anonymous
September 4, 2004 7:32:39 PM

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Hi Gerry

There is an Excel Viewer available, but you won't be able to edit the
spreadsheets without buying Excel:

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/assistance/HA01044981...

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"Gerry Taylour" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:619101c4928b$0b69a980$a301280a@phx.gbl...
> Hello,
>
> I have some data on floppy discs in EXEL format. My new
> computer with Windows XP does not have the EXEL software
> included, and unfortunately I have not got the original
> EXEL disc. Is there anyway that I can load my EXEL floppy
> disc data into the the XP word programme and transfer the
> data to the works spreadsheet programme. Obviously I do
> not wish to purchase new EXEL software.
>
> Thanks in anticipation,
>
> Gerry Taylour
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Anonymous
September 6, 2004 11:22:26 AM

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Definitely get Open Office instead of the EXCEL reader, as you might like
its other capabilities. Not only is it free, but it can read/save several
older files formats that MS Office can not. However, it is a large
download, so if you do not have a high=speed connection, find a friend that
does, then transfer the installer via CD, pen drive, etc.

"Gerry Taylour" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:619101c4928b$0b69a980$a301280a@phx.gbl...
> Hello,
>
> I have some data on floppy discs in EXEL format. My new
> computer with Windows XP does not have the EXEL software
> included, and unfortunately I have not got the original
> EXEL disc. Is there anyway that I can load my EXEL floppy
> disc data into the the XP word programme and transfer the
> data to the works spreadsheet programme. Obviously I do
> not wish to purchase new EXEL software.
>
> Thanks in anticipation,
>
> Gerry Taylour
September 6, 2004 5:25:20 PM

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"Bob Harris" <rharris270[SPAM]@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:%23EWItwAlEHA.3912@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Definitely get Open Office instead of the EXCEL reader, as you might like
> its other capabilities. Not only is it free, but it can read/save several
> older files formats that MS Office can not. However, it is a large
> download, so if you do not have a high=speed connection, find a friend
that
> does, then transfer the installer via CD, pen drive, etc.

or, there are usually several magazines that have Open Office on the cover
CD.......
Anonymous
December 15, 2004 5:27:03 PM

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Hi- I'm new to this, my friend from back east sends me spreadshets in Excel,
I am trying to figure out how to open them. I have Windows xp on my computer.
Can you tell me what to download and will it goof up anything?

hondo49



"Vanguardx" wrote:

> "Gerry Taylour" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com>
> wrote in news:619101c4928b$0b69a980$a301280a@phx.gbl:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I have some data on floppy discs in EXEL format. My new
> > computer with Windows XP does not have the EXEL software
> > included, and unfortunately I have not got the original
> > EXEL disc. Is there anyway that I can load my EXEL floppy
> > disc data into the the XP word programme and transfer the
> > data to the works spreadsheet programme. Obviously I do
> > not wish to purchase new EXEL software.
> >
> > Thanks in anticipation,
> >
> > Gerry Taylour
>
> Microsoft has a download for their Excel viewer. Obviously this is
> read-only. go to http://snipurl.com/2k2s.
>
> I believe OpenOffice's Calc will read Excel files. However, if they
> have been password-protected using Excel then you need to get them
> unprotected in Excel before Calc can read them. OpenOffice is free; go
> to http://www.openoffice.org. I haven't used it yet. I still have MS
> Office XP at home and haven't had a need to upgrade to the latest
> version (no bang for the buck), and I might end up going to OpenOffice
> for home use (since MS Office is too much a hit on my pockets for
> personal-use software). We are locked in at work to use MS Office (but
> then I'm not paying for it and it makes sense to focus on one software
> suite so Tech Support can focus and garner experience on a limited range
> of software).
>
> --
> _________________________________________________________________
> ******** Post replies to newsgroup - Share with others ********
> Email: lh_811newsATyahooDOTcom and append "=NEWS=" to Subject.
> _________________________________________________________________
>
>
Anonymous
December 15, 2004 6:34:40 PM

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In news:98BCDC7B-6B59-4E3B-8B86-48C8B384C8EB@microsoft.com,
hondo49 <hondo49@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:

> Hi- I'm new to this, my friend from back east sends me
> spreadshets in
> Excel, I am trying to figure out how to open them. I have
> Windows xp
> on my computer. Can you tell me what to download and will it
> goof up
> anything?


To open a file, you need to have the appropriate program
installed. Basically in your case that's Excel.

However, there are several other spreadsheet programs that are
compatible with Excel and can open Excel files, such as Quattro
Pro.

If you don't have one of these, you can download the free
Microsoft Excel viewer at
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/officeupdate/CD010225...

or http://tinyurl.com/4nln7

That will let you view, but not create or modify, Excel files.

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Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
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Anonymous
December 16, 2004 7:34:49 AM

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this is a suite that has an excel compatible program that will let you edit
those files
it is free for personal use

http://www.software602.com/products/pcs/download.html


"Ken Blake" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in message
news:%23%234yFZv4EHA.1292@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> In news:98BCDC7B-6B59-4E3B-8B86-48C8B384C8EB@microsoft.com,
> hondo49 <hondo49@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:
>
>> Hi- I'm new to this, my friend from back east sends me spreadshets in
>> Excel, I am trying to figure out how to open them. I have Windows xp
>> on my computer. Can you tell me what to download and will it goof up
>> anything?
>
>
> To open a file, you need to have the appropriate program installed.
> Basically in your case that's Excel.
>
> However, there are several other spreadsheet programs that are compatible
> with Excel and can open Excel files, such as Quattro Pro.
>
> If you don't have one of these, you can download the free Microsoft Excel
> viewer at
> http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/officeupdate/CD010225...
>
> or http://tinyurl.com/4nln7
>
> That will let you view, but not create or modify, Excel files.
>
> --
> Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
> Please reply to the newsgroup
>
Anonymous
December 17, 2004 10:53:18 PM

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"Kenny S" <hotmail@coldmail.com> wrote in message
news:eGVfLfx4EHA.1260@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> this is a suite that has an excel compatible program that will let you
edit
> those files
> it is free for personal use
>
> http://www.software602.com/products/pcs/download.html
>
>
> "Ken Blake" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in message
> news:%23%234yFZv4EHA.1292@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> > In news:98BCDC7B-6B59-4E3B-8B86-48C8B384C8EB@microsoft.com,
> > hondo49 <hondo49@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:
> >
> >> Hi- I'm new to this, my friend from back east sends me spreadshets in
> >> Excel, I am trying to figure out how to open them. I have Windows xp
> >> on my computer. Can you tell me what to download and will it goof up
> >> anything?
> >
> >
> > To open a file, you need to have the appropriate program installed.
> > Basically in your case that's Excel.
> >
> > However, there are several other spreadsheet programs that are
compatible
> > with Excel and can open Excel files, such as Quattro Pro.
> >
> > If you don't have one of these, you can download the free Microsoft
Excel
> > viewer at
> > http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/officeupdate/CD010225...
> >
> > or http://tinyurl.com/4nln7
> >
> > That will let you view, but not create or modify, Excel files.
> >
> > --
> > Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
> > Please reply to the newsgroup
> >
>
>
you can download an Excel viewer (also a powerpoint viewer) from Microsoft.
I googled it 'excel viewer' and it was the first link.
Anonymous
December 17, 2004 10:53:19 PM

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In news:o z$rFwJ5EHA.1668@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl,
Brian Gotjunk <briangotjunkGARBAGE@yahoo.com> typed:

> "Kenny S" <hotmail@coldmail.com> wrote in message
> news:eGVfLfx4EHA.1260@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> this is a suite that has an excel compatible program that will
>> let
>> you edit those files
>> it is free for personal use
>>
>> http://www.software602.com/products/pcs/download.html
>>
>>
>> "Ken Blake" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in
>> message
>> news:%23%234yFZv4EHA.1292@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> > In news:98BCDC7B-6B59-4E3B-8B86-48C8B384C8EB@microsoft.com,
>> > hondo49 <hondo49@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:
>> >
>> >> Hi- I'm new to this, my friend from back east sends me
>> >> spreadshets in Excel, I am trying to figure out how to open
>> >> them.
>> >> I have Windows xp on my computer. Can you tell me what to
>> >> download and will it goof up anything?
>> >
>> >
>> > To open a file, you need to have the appropriate program
>> > installed.
>> > Basically in your case that's Excel.
>> >
>> > However, there are several other spreadsheet programs that
>> > are
>> > compatible with Excel and can open Excel files, such as
>> > Quattro
>> > Pro.
>> >
>> > If you don't have one of these, you can download the free
>> > Microsoft Excel viewer at
>> > http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/officeupdate/CD010225...
>> >
>> > or http://tinyurl.com/4nln7
>> >
>> > That will let you view, but not create or modify, Excel
>> > files.
>> >
>> > --
>> > Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
>> > Please reply to the newsgroup
>> >
>>
>>
> you can download an Excel viewer (also a powerpoint viewer)
> from
> Microsoft. I googled it 'excel viewer' and it was the first
> link.


Please read the message you are replying to, including the quoted
material. If you read up a few lines above this one, you will see
that in my reply I sent a link to that free Excel viewer.

--
Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
Please reply to the newsgroup
Anonymous
December 18, 2004 10:34:58 AM

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"Ken Blake" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in message
news:uWNCrnK5EHA.2016@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> In news:o z$rFwJ5EHA.1668@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl,
> Brian Gotjunk <briangotjunkGARBAGE@yahoo.com> typed:
>
> > "Kenny S" <hotmail@coldmail.com> wrote in message
> > news:eGVfLfx4EHA.1260@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> >> this is a suite that has an excel compatible program that will
> >> let
> >> you edit those files
> >> it is free for personal use
> >>
> >> http://www.software602.com/products/pcs/download.html
> >>
> >>
> >> "Ken Blake" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in
> >> message
> >> news:%23%234yFZv4EHA.1292@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> >> > In news:98BCDC7B-6B59-4E3B-8B86-48C8B384C8EB@microsoft.com,
> >> > hondo49 <hondo49@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:
> >> >
> >> >> Hi- I'm new to this, my friend from back east sends me
> >> >> spreadshets in Excel, I am trying to figure out how to open
> >> >> them.
> >> >> I have Windows xp on my computer. Can you tell me what to
> >> >> download and will it goof up anything?
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > To open a file, you need to have the appropriate program
> >> > installed.
> >> > Basically in your case that's Excel.
> >> >
> >> > However, there are several other spreadsheet programs that
> >> > are
> >> > compatible with Excel and can open Excel files, such as
> >> > Quattro
> >> > Pro.
> >> >
> >> > If you don't have one of these, you can download the free
> >> > Microsoft Excel viewer at
> >> > http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/officeupdate/CD010225...
> >> >
> >> > or http://tinyurl.com/4nln7
> >> >
> >> > That will let you view, but not create or modify, Excel
> >> > files.
> >> >
> >> > --
> >> > Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
> >> > Please reply to the newsgroup
> >> >
> >>
> >>
> > you can download an Excel viewer (also a powerpoint viewer)
> > from
> > Microsoft. I googled it 'excel viewer' and it was the first
> > link.
>
>
> Please read the message you are replying to, including the quoted
> material. If you read up a few lines above this one, you will see
> that in my reply I sent a link to that free Excel viewer.
>
> --
> Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
> Please reply to the newsgroup
>
>

oops - I missed it - sorry
Anonymous
December 18, 2004 11:32:57 AM

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In news:%23qhVD4P5EHA.2180@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl,
Brian Gotjunk <briangotjunkGARBAGE@yahoo.com> typed:

>> Please read the message you are replying to, including the
>> quoted
>> material. If you read up a few lines above this one, you will
>> see
>> that in my reply I sent a link to that free Excel viewer.
>>
>> --
>> Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
>> Please reply to the newsgroup
>>
>>
>
> oops - I missed it - sorry


OK, not a big problem. We all do it from time to time.

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!