Excel file (MS Office 2003, .xls extension) attachment automaticallybeing changed to Excel-Macro Ena

Discussion in 'Windows Live Mail' started by anil.baweja@gmail.com, Mar 26, 2014.

  1. Guest

    Dear Specialists,

    Strange behavior observed on one of the user's machine running WIndows-7.
    Excel attachment with ".xls" extension in the Windows live mail, when clicked to open, the excel file does not open & user is prompted to save the file as ".xlsm" extension. User do not have MS Office 2007 installed.

    Is it due to virus or some other design?

    Seek help to resolve this issue.


    Regards,
    Anil Baweja
     
    , Mar 26, 2014
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  2. StephenB Guest

    Re: Excel file (MS Office 2003, .xls extension) attachment automatically being changed to Excel-Macro Enabled (MS Office 2003, .xlsm extension)

    XLSM is a Macro Enabled Workbook.
    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/help/introduction-to-new-file-name-extensions-HA010006935.aspx
    If the user does not have Excel, they will not be able to open the file.
    -steve

    wrote:

    >Dear Specialists,
    >
    >Strange behavior observed on one of the user's machine running WIndows-7.
    >Excel attachment with ".xls" extension in the Windows live mail, when clicked to open, the excel file does not open & user is prompted to save the file as ".xlsm" extension. User do not have MS Office 2007 installed.
    >
    >Is it due to virus or some other design?
    >
    >Seek help to resolve this issue.
    >
    >
    >Regards,
    >Anil Baweja

    --
    Stephen Boots
    Microsoft MVP
     
    StephenB, Mar 26, 2014
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  3. ...winston Guest

    wrote, On 3/26/2014 7:16 AM:
    > Dear Specialists,
    >
    > Strange behavior observed on one of the user's machine running WIndows-7.
    > Excel attachment with ".xls" extension in the Windows live mail, when clicked to open, the excel file does not open & user is prompted to save the file as ".xlsm" extension. User do not have MS Office 2007 installed.
    >
    > Is it due to virus or some other design?
    >
    > Seek help to resolve this issue.
    >
    >
    > Regards,
    > Anil Baweja
    >



    That extension is an Excel created/supported file...Excel (installed on
    the same machine) rather than the stand-alone free Excel viewer is a
    requirement to open the file.


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    ...winston
    msft mvp consumer apps
     
    ...winston, Mar 27, 2014
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