Difference between pages "Nickfile (NK2)" and "Excel Spreadsheet (XLSB)"

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[[Microsoft]] [[Outlook]] uses the '''Nickfile (NK2)''' to store e-mail address aliases.
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The '''Excel Spreadsheet (XLSB) 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:
The file is also known as Outlook AutoComplete File and Nickname file.
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* [[OpenOffice]] (probably as of version 3)
  
 
== MIME types ==
 
== MIME types ==
  
The actual mime type of the NK2 format is unspecified
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The following [[MIME types]] apply to this [[file format]]:
  
== File signature ==
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* application/msexcel
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* application/xls
  
The NK2 has the following file signature:
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== File signature ==
hexadecimal: 0D F0 AD BA
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Note that other sources claim that the file signature is
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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  
hexadecimal: 0D F0 AD BA 0A 00 00 00
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== Contents ==
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== See Also==
  
The NK2 basically contains a list of items. The attributes of these items are defined by the [[Microsoft]] [[Outlook]] [[Message API (MAPI)]].
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[[Excel Spreadsheet (XLS)]]
  
== See also==
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[[Excel Spreadsheet (XLSX)]]
  
* A great deal of information about the format has been documented by the [http://libnk2.sourceforge.net libnk2 project], including some of the [http://downloads.sourceforge.net/libnk2/Nickfile_format.pdf Nickfile format specifications] and [http://downloads.sourceforge.net/libpff/MAPI_definitions.pdf MAPI definitions].
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[http://download.microsoft.com/download/0/B/E/0BE8BDD7-E5E8-422A-ABFD-4342ED7AD886/Excel2007BinaryFileFormat(xlsb)Specification.pdf Excel 2007 Binary File format by Microsoft]
  
 
[[Category:File Formats]]
 
[[Category:File Formats]]

Revision as of 05:53, 31 January 2009

The Excel Spreadsheet (XLSB) 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

The following MIME types apply to this file format:

  • application/msexcel
  • application/xls

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 (XLSX)

Excel 2007 Binary File format by Microsoft