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The '''Excel Spreadsheet (XLS) file format''' has the '''.xls''' extension. This file type originates from [[Microsoft Excel]]. However, other spreadsheet software can be used to display these files as well. These include:
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The '''Excel Spreadsheet (XLSX) file format''' has the '''.xlsb''' extension. This file type originates from [[Microsoft Excel]]. However, other spreadsheet software can be used to display these files as well. These include:
* [[WordPerfect]]
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* [[OpenOffice]] (probably as of version 3)
* [[OpenOffice]]
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The XLS file format should not be confused with [[Excel Spreadsheet (XLSX)]] and [[Excel Spreadsheet (XSLB)]].
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== MIME types ==
 
== MIME types ==
 
The following [[MIME types]] apply to this [[file format]]:
 
 
* application/msexcel
 
* application/xls
 
  
 
== File signature ==
 
== File signature ==
  
[[Microsoft Excel]] spreadsheets of version 97-2003 use the [[OLE Compound File]] (OLECF). These files therefore have the OLECF file signature
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[[Microsoft Excel]] spreadsheets of version 2007 are stored in a [[ZIP archive]] file. These files therefore have the ZIP file signature  
 
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The object stream of the OLECF containing a Excel spreadsheet contains the string "..." with some version.
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== Excel 97-2003 spreadsheets ==
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The Excel 97-2007 Binary File format is stored in the OLECF using multiple streams:
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* Workbook stream
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== Encryption ==
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See [[Word Document (DOC)]].
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Note: perhaps this section should be moved to a separate section about Microsoft Office encryption
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== See Also==
 
== See Also==
  
[http://download.microsoft.com/download/0/B/E/0BE8BDD7-E5E8-422A-ABFD-4342ED7AD886/Excel97-2007BinaryFileFormat(xls)Specification.pdf Excel 97-2007 Binary File format by Microsoft]
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[[Excel Spreadsheet (XLS)]]
[http://download.microsoft.com/download/0/B/E/0BE8BDD7-E5E8-422A-ABFD-4342ED7AD886/Excel2007BinaryFileFormat(xlsb)Specification.pdf Excel 2007 Binary File format by Microsoft]
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[[Excel Spreadsheet (XLSB)]]
  
 
[[Category:File Formats]]
 
[[Category:File Formats]]

Revision as of 04:52, 31 January 2009

The Excel Spreadsheet (XLSX) file format has the .xlsb extension. This file type originates from Microsoft Excel. However, other spreadsheet software can be used to display these files as well. These include:

MIME types

File signature

Microsoft Excel spreadsheets of version 2007 are stored in a ZIP archive file. These files therefore have the ZIP file signature

See Also

Excel Spreadsheet (XLS) Excel Spreadsheet (XLSB)