Open xlsb file [closed]

asked 2013-12-12 11:23:12 +0100

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I have file from microsoft office with xlsb. I had trouble to open the file with libre. Can not open with Libreoffice 4.1.3. How to open this file with libre ?. Many thanks for your attention

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Closed for the following reason question is not relevant or outdated by Alex Kemp
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I was able to open some sample .xlsb files with LO version, so there may be another problem like file permission or a damaged or misnamed file. Some websites report that .xlsb files are actually zipped .xls files, so you might try renaming the extension of a copy of the .xlsb to .zip and seeing if a unzip program can open it.

w_whalley gravatar imagew_whalley ( 2013-12-12 17:14:24 +0100 )edit

As far as I know, .xlsb file was not a zipped .xls. However, it is true for .xlsx file. In the past OOo can open xlsb files without any problem. Open xlsb file with LO (version will give you extra bold lines. Anyway, I do still has problem opening xlsb files that bring macros inside.

Paijo gravatar imagePaijo ( 2013-12-13 09:12:40 +0100 )edit

You are right of course, my mistake. Xlsb is a zipped xlsx not xls.

w_whalley gravatar imagew_whalley ( 2013-12-13 14:36:57 +0100 )edit