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I had a huge, problematic file to convert that couldn't go through the usual automated conversion process. The Zamzar team responded quickly to my request for help, and they took the extra steps needed to do it manually.

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It’s my first time using it. I had some complications doing it. I’m not very good at this. But I wrote to the company and I had a lot of help. I’m satisfied with customer service and with the app.

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Employees of some of the world’s most well-known brands rely on Zamzar to convert their files safely and efficiently, ensuring they have the formats they need for the job at hand. From global corporations and media companies, to respected educational establishments and newspaper publications, employees of these organisations trust Zamzar to provide the accurate and reliable conversion service they need.

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From your personal desktop to your business files, we've got you covered

We offer a range of tools, to help you convert your files in the most convenient way for you. As well as our online file conversion service, we also offer a desktop app for file conversions straight from your desktop, and an API for automated file conversions for developers. Which tool you use is up to you!

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Why choose Zamzar?

With Zamzar, file conversions are easy, reliable and convenient, so you can quickly convert your documents, images, videos, and more, to the formats you need. With faster downloads of converted files, and friendly and helpful support when you need it, you’ll have everything you need to work with your files.

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We’re always trying to improve the file conversion speeds. That’s why we've recently added real-time conversion, which means you no longer need to enter your email to get your converted file.

Zamzar supports over 1100 file-conversion types, meaning you won

No Software Required

Zamzar supports over 1100 file-conversion types, meaning you won't need to download any software to convert a file ever again.

You can convert files at any time, as the site is available each and every day of the year.

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You can convert files at any time, as the site is available each and every day of the year.

We’re always striving to make our service better, which is why we revamped our homepage and have added more conversion types.

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We’re always striving to make our service better, which is why we revamped our homepage and have added more conversion types.

Tools to suit your file conversion needs

You’ll find all the conversion and compression tools you need, all in one place, at Zamzar. With over 1100 file-conversion types supported, whether you need to convert videos, audio, documents or images, you’ll easily find what you need and soon have your files in the formats and sizing that work for you.

XLS Document Format

XLS Converter

The XLS format, also known as the Excel Binary File Format, is the format for spreadsheet files created by Microsoft or other spreadsheet programs. XLS files contain one or more worksheets that are made up of cells that are arranged by row and by column, and they allow users to do calculations by inserting formulas into cells. XLS files also support charts, images, pivot tables and more, and this means that they are often the format of choice for anyone doing any form of calculation or working with numerical data. This file format also allows users to create and record macros using a macro-programming language called Visual Basic.

XLS files are widely used in education and in work, although in 2007 they were replaced by the XLSX file format as the primary file type used for Excel spreadsheets.

Users can open XLS files with either Office for Windows or Office for Mac, and both these programs support features, including macros that have been written in Visual Basic. While applications like OpenOffice allow XLS files to be opened, some features may be limited. XLS files can also be opened on Android or iOS.

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CSV Document Format

CSV Converter

CSV, sometimes known as a comma separated values file is commonly used by spreadsheet applications. It allows plain text data to be saved in tabular format.

If a user has a large volume of data and needs to transfer it between applications then a CSV file is often used. The CSV file uses the comma character to separate the data (although other characters can and are used). Structurally a CSV file is fairly simple. It is this simplicity which makes them so powerful and popular because you can easily export and import data into other programs such as Microsoft Excel or the Notepad application.

Many applications have an import wizard that a user can follow which then enables the data to be displayed in an organised and clear way.

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How to convert a XLS to a CSV file?

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

Frequently asked questions

If you’ve got any questions about converting or compressing files with Zamzar, we’re happy to help! We’ve answered a few commonly-asked questions below, to get you started, and you can find out more information about file conversion and compression with Zamzar, in our Help centre.

It’s easy to convert a workbook to a CSV file using online conversion tools like Zamzar, or by opening an XLS file using Excel and saving it as ‘CSV’. To open Excel, you would need to have the software on your machine or online access to Microsoft Office 365. If you have a Google account, you can also import the XLS file into Google Sheets, then convert it. If you have multiple files to convert, then a trusted conversion tool like Zamzar will save you time, compared to converting manually with Excel or Google Sheets.

Using Zamzar’s online tool, it’s easy to convert all XLS worksheets in a document to CSV [SD1] format in one go, without losing any data. The problem with using the ‘Save As’ function in Excel, is that you can sometimes lose data, you can only convert the worksheet you have open, and it also might not transfer special characters or other data.

Zamzar’s website has a three-step conversion tool – you just upload one or more XLS files, click to convert them, and download your CSV files without any data loss.[SD2]

While you can use the ‘Save As’ function in Excel to create a CSV file, you might not have access to Microsoft Office to open the original Excel files. With Zamzar, you don’t need to open an Excel file to convert it to CSV. You can convert multiple XLS files to CSV without opening them – you don’t even need to have access to Microsoft Office. There are just three steps – upload your XLS spreadsheet to Zamzar’s free conversion tool, click to convert it, then download your new CSV file.

Zamzar’s online tool lets you quickly convert multiple Excel sheets to CSV without you losing any data. It saves you manually opening and converting each document and worksheet to CSV with Microsoft Office or Google Sheets. On the Zamzar website, you can upload multiple Excel files, click to convert them, then download your CSV files in real time.

Zamzar is a really quick way of converting Excel to CSV. It’s an online three-step conversion tool. Just upload an XLS file, choose CSV as the format to convert to, and click ‘Convert Now’ – you’ll get your new CSV file in seconds without losing any data or downloading any software. Alternatively, you can use the ‘Save As’ function in Excel, or convert the file with Google Sheets, but this may be time consuming if you have more than one file to convert.