WKS to XLS

Convert WKS to XLS - online and free - this page also contains information on the WKS and XLS file extensions.

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How to convert a WKS to a XLS file?

  1. Choose the WKS file that you want to convert.
  2. Select XLS as the the format you want to convert your WKS file to.
  3. Click "Convert" to convert your WKS file.

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File extension .wks
Category Document File
Description The .wks file extension relates to spreadsheets created by Microsoft Works suite. Microsoft Works provided a less expensive and more simplistic spreadsheet program than Microsoft Excel. Often bundled with new PCs, the suite of products was discontinued in 2008. The file type was particularly unpopular due to a lack of compatability with other programs, including Microsoft Excel.
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Technical Details A .wks file allows rows and columns to be defined in a file within Microsoft Works. Other features commonly found in other spreadsheet applications are also found in .wks files including formulas, charts and graphs. Although Excel 2003 supports .wks files, Excel 2007 does not support them.
Associated programs Microsoft Works
Developed by Microsoft
MIME type application/vnd.ms-works
application/x-msworks
application/vnd.ms-excel
Useful links More details on Microsoft Works
Microsoft Works Support Pages
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File extension .xls
Category Document File
Description Microsoft Excel is a commercial spreadsheet application written and distributed by Microsoft for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. Pre-2007 versions of Excel use XLS as the primary format for saving files. It features calculation, graphing tools, pivot tables, and a macro programming language called Visual Basic for Applications. It has been a very widely applied spreadsheet for these platforms, especially since version 5 in 1993, and it has almost completely replaced Lotus 1-2-3 as the industry standard for spreadsheets. Excel forms part of Microsoft Office. The current versions are 2010 for Microsoft Windows and 2011 for Mac OS X.
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Technical Details Microsoft Excel up until 2007 version used a proprietary binary file format called Binary Interchange File Format (BIFF) as its primary format. Used as the basis for XLS files it is a persistence format that supports authoring and manipulating content in workbooks and workbook templates. Most versions of Microsoft Excel can read CSV, DBF, SYLK, DIF, and other legacy formats.
Associated programs Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Excel Viewer
OpenOffice
Developed by Microsoft
MIME type application/vnd.ms-excel
Useful links More detail about the XLS format
How to open an XLS file without Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Office binary file format specifications
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Convert WKS file

Using Zamzar it is possible to convert WKS files to a variety of other formats

  • wks to csv (Comma Separated Values)
  • wks to doc (Microsoft Word Document)
  • wks to html (Hypertext Markup Language)
  • wks to mdb (Microsoft Access Database)
  • wks to ods (OpenDocument spreadsheet)
  • wks to pdf (Portable Document Format)
  • wks to rtf (Rich Text Format)
  • wks to xml (Extensible Markup Language)
  • wks to xls (Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet)
  • wks to xlsx (Microsoft Excel 2007 Spreadsheet)

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