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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 file format was developed by Microsoft for its Excel spreadsheet program. XLS is a binary spreadsheet format that can include cell data and formulas, as well as charts and macros. Excel is one of the most popular software programs for recording, organising, calculating and analysing data. It’s often used for budgeting and reporting.
Microsoft introduced the new XLSX format for Excel in 2007, to replace XLS. However, you can still open XLS files in newer versions of Excel, as well as saving XLSX files into this older format. Excel is part of Microsoft’s Office suite, which is available as a one-off software purchase or an Office 365 subscription. Other spreadsheet programs that can usually open XLS files include Google Sheets, Apple Numbers and LibreOffice Calc.
TXT Document Format TXT Converter
A TXT file also goes by the name of a Plain Text File and are widely used. TXT files contain only text and unlike other document file types like the DOC they do not contain images or other multimedia.
Part of their appeal is that they can be opened on almost any device and on any OS. Microsoft and Apple both have in built text editor applications called Notepad and TextEdit respectively and are often used to create the TXT files. They are used extensively not only by the average user in the street who may decide to take meeting minutes, notes or the like but also by more technical IT types who can use it when coding.
TXT files do not have the same features as a DOC file in that you can’t select a font, make a word bold or add things like tables so if a user needs these types of features they’d often use a Word processor like Word to do this instead of using a plain text file.
How to convert a XLS to a TXT file?
- 1. Choose the XLS file that you want to convert.
- 2. Select TXT as the the format you want to convert your XLS file to.
- 3. Click "Convert" to convert your XLS file.
Convert from XLS
Using Zamzar, it is possible to convert XLS files to a variety of other formats:XLS to BMP XLS to CSV XLS to GIF XLS to HTML XLS to HTML4 XLS to HTML5 XLS to JPG XLS to MDB XLS to NUMBERS XLS to NUMBERS09 XLS to ODS XLS to PDF XLS to PNG XLS to RTF XLS to TIFF XLS to TXT XLS to XLSX XLS to XML
Convert to XLS
Using Zamzar, it is possible to convert a variety of other formats to XLS files:CSV to XLS MPP to XLS NUMBERS to XLS NUMBERS.ZIP to XLS ODS to XLS PDF to XLS WKS to XLS XLR to XLS XLSX to XLS
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.
There are several ways to convert XLS to TXT, including with Microsoft Excel or with the free tool on Zamzar’s website. If you have Excel on your device, you can open your XLS file, select ‘Save As’ and then use the dropdown menu of file types to save it as a .txt file. If you have multiple files to convert or don’t have Excel, you might find it easier to use an online file conversion tool. There are just three steps to the free tool on Zamzar’s website – simply upload one or more XLS files, select to convert them to TXT and then download the TXT files.
If you have access to Microsoft Excel, you can convert an XLS file to a different format within that program. Just open the file and then use the ‘Save As’ function to select a format from the dropdown list of file types. Another way of converting your XLS files without opening them is to use a simple online conversion tool like Zamzar. Upload your XLS file to the free tool on Zamzar’s website, select a format to convert it to, and then download your new file.
You may be able to open XLS files without Excel by using LibreOffice or Google Drive. Another way is to use an online file conversion tool like Zamzar to change the file into another format like TXT or PDF. Simply upload an XLS file to the free tool on Zamzar’s website, select the format you want to convert it into, and then click to download the converted file, which you can then open on your device. With Zamzar, you can convert files for free without installing any extra software on your computer or phone.
You can convert Excel to TXT using file conversion software or online tools like Zamzar. The three-step conversion tool on Zamzar’s website is easy to use. Just upload one or more Excel files, click to convert them to TXT format and then download the new files. If you have Microsoft Excel on your device, you can also convert individual files by opening them in the program and selecting ‘Save As’ from the File menu, then choosing ‘*.txt’ from the dropdown menu of formats.
There are several ways you can export Excel columns to text. If you can open the Excel file, you can copy sections of data and paste them into a text program and then save the file as ‘*.txt’ file. You can also save whole spreadsheets as TXT files using the ‘Save As’ menu option. Another way is to convert your Excel files using file conversion tools like Zamzar. Just upload one or more spreadsheets to the free tool on Zamzar’s website, click to convert them to TXT format and then download them as new documents.