Information about the .xls (xls) file type

Below is all the information we have available on file about the .xls (xls) file type.

Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet file.

A .xls file is a saved Microsoft Excel spreadsheet file. It contains worksheet data and may also contain charts and macros.

.xls is the format used for a saved Excel spreadsheet for all versions of Microsoft Excel up to and including Excel 2003. Microsoft Excel 2007 and onwards instead used .xlsx files, but are still able to open and use .xls files.

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Where this is available we would like to include file format information on .xls files, as well as information on how to view or open files of type .xls. If you know of any information which we have missed then please let us know.