Dear Computer Lady,
Sometimes I get attachments that I can’t open. The attachments are files that end with the letters, XLS.
Do you have any suggestions as to how I can open it?
This file is an excel spreadsheet.
You have a couple of options for being able to read it.
1. Download and install the Microsoft Excel Viewer. You can find it at:
www.microsoft.com just search for “Excel Viewer” to find it on Microsoft’s site.
With Excel Viewer, you can open, view, and print Excel workbooks, even if you don’t have Excel installed. You can also copy data from Excel Viewer to another program. However, you cannot edit data, save a workbook, or create a new workbook.
2. You can install the free office program, Open Office. Open Office can be downloaded at: www.openoffice.org Click on the link that says, I want to download OpenOffice.org and then click, “Download now!”
Once you have Open Office installed, you will be able to open, view, print, edit and save changes to your excel documents. Open Office will also give you the capabilities to create and save new spreadsheets.
I hope this helps,