XLS to ODS

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

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How to convert a XLS to a ODS file?

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

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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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File extension .ods
Category Document File
Description ODS was a format developed by Sun Microsystems and is used by the OpenOffice and StarOffice suites. The ODS file extension is given to files that are created with the calc program - a spreadsheet application which is XML based but contains spreadsheets, charts and other graphical elements held in rows and columns much like Microsoft Excel.
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Technical Details The OpenDocument Format (ODF) is an XML-based file format for representing electronic documents such as spreadsheets, charts, presentations and word processing documents. The standard was developed by the OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards), and it is free and open format. OpenDocument format supports document representation: A single XML document and as a collection of several subdocuments within a package.
Associated programs Microsoft Office 2007
Microsoft Office 2010
OpenOffice Calc
Developed by Sun Microsystems
MIME type application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.spreadsheet
application/x-vnd.oasis.opendocument.spreadsheet
Useful links Detailed information on the ODS File Format
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