Open XLSX File Extension – [What it is and How to Open XLSX files]

 

File Type Microsoft Excel Open XML Spreadsheet Aka’ XLSX
Who Developed it Microsoft
File Format Zip
 

MIME Type

application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet

 

Category Spreadsheet Files

Xls File download

A file with the .xlsx / .xls suffix is Microsoft Excel spreadsheets mainly used to create mathematical models and store financial data. Documents with XLSX and XLS extension contain a number of cells arranged in grid of rows and columns. These Excel spreadsheets can also have charts. Each cell of a spreadsheet may text, numeric data even incorporating mathematical formulas.

XLSX files are ZIP compressed, XML – based spreadsheet file created by Microsoft. This file format is introduced in Microsoft Office 2007 and later versions. Previous versions of Microsoft excel created to prior to 2007 version saved spreadsheet documents in XLS format. Microsoft introduced XLSX file format due to increased competition from Open Office and its ODF (Open Document Format). The new XLSX format introduced by Microsoft Excel combines XML Formatting with document compression. XLSX file are used in Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet that uses tables to analyze, organize and store data.  Now XLSX is the default file extension when you are creating a spreadsheet using modern version of Excel.

Each cell in an XLSX spreadsheet can be formatted individually, i.e. cell may contain text, number, currency, date, and much more as well as font, font color, custom font, and size, border style etc.

How to open XLSX Files?

Windows don’t have inbuilt application to open XLSX files. If you have a XLSX file exist in your PC, If you double click the file with XLSX extension without installing specific software to open it, You will have a popup window on computer screen where it is asking you to choose a software from list or have an option to search compatible software over the internet.

Although Microsoft Excel (Version 2007 and later) is the main software application used to open XLSX and XLS file format. You can purchase and install the latest Microsoft office suite. If you already have Microsoft Office old version installed on your PC or Laptop. You don’t need to worry, You only need to install Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack to open, edit, and save XLSX file.

If you only want to view the contents of a XLSX file. You can install and use Microsoft Office Excel Viewer absolutely free. Microsoft Office Excel Viewer don’t have the feature of editing XLSX spreadsheet file. But it provides you the power of printing and copying data out of the XLSX file.

 

List of Software to open XLSX File

For Microsoft Windows

  • Microsoft Excel
  • WPS Office Spreadsheets
  • OpenOffice Calc
  • LibreOffice Calc
  • OxygenOffice Professional
  • Corel WordPerfect X9
  • Apache OpenOffice
  • SoftMaker Office
  • Gnumeric
  • Quattro Pro
  • Kingsoft Office
  • Free File Viewer
  • Hancom Office Hancell

For Apple Mac

  • Apple Numbers
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Apache OpenOffice
  • Planamesa NeoOffice
  • LibreOffice

For Linux OS

  • OxygenOffice Professional
  • Apache OpenOffice
  • Gnumeric
  • LibreOffice

For iOS OS

  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Apple Numbers
  • MobiSystems OfficeSuite Pro
  • Infraware Polaris Office
  • Google Drive

For Android OS

  • File Viewer for Android
  • Microsoft Office
  • Kingsoft WPS Office
  • Microsoft Excel
  • MobiSystems OfficeSuite Pro
  • Google Drive
  • Softmaker Office HD

Internet tools to open XLSX File

  • Google Sheets
  • Microsoft Excel Online
  • Zoho Docs

 

If you are using Chrome browser, you can install and use a Chrome extension named “Office Editing for Docs, Sheets, Slides”. This extension will help you to edit, and open XLSX files in the browser, either by dragging an XLSX file extension into chrome browser or opening one from internet directly without downloading the file to the computer.

How to convert XLSX File

Using Microsoft Office or any other software as I have mentioned above, this software has the functionality to convert XLSX File to XLS, TXT, PDF, XML, CSV etc. To do so Navigate to File -> Save as or press F12 key.

You can also give a chance to online services like Zamzar, Convert Files. You can convert XLSX file type to CSV, XML, DOC, PDF, ODS, RTF, MDB, XLS, and even in Image like JPG, PNG, BMP, etc. or Web formats HTML, etc. online.

 

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