How to view Excel document without Microsoft Office Excel installe

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by jl, Apr 20, 2008.

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    jl Guest

    I bought new PC of Vista Home edition. I can't view a Excel made document
    that was sent to me by friend because my new visa PC has no Microsoft Office
    Excel be installed.

    Is there anyway that I can view the document that made by Microsoft Office
    Excel since I have no Microsoft office Excel be installed?

    Help please. Could everybody please help me? Thank You for your time and

    jl, Apr 20, 2008
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    Malke Guest

    If you only want to view the files and not change anything on them (and have
    no need for a spreadsheet program), then you can install the free viewer
    from Microsoft:

    If you'd like to be able to change things but don't want to purchase MS
    Office (which has never been a part of any Windows operating system BTW),
    then OpenOffice is an excellent office suite which can read and write MS
    Office formats. It is free and available from

    Malke, Apr 20, 2008
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    wornways Guest

    There's also OpenOffice, which would let you do more than view. :

    C'mon boys and girls, let's stop thinking Microsoft and start thinkin

    'www: - The Free and Open Productivity Suite
    wornways, Apr 20, 2008
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    jl Guest

    Hi, Wornways:

    Thank you so much for you give me the info about Open Office. It's really
    useful. Thank you again for your time and kindly help.

    jl, Apr 21, 2008
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    jl Guest

    Hi, Malke:

    Thank you so much for your info. It's helpful and useful. Thak you very
    much again for your time and help, I appreciat your help.

    jl, Apr 21, 2008
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    jl Guest

    Hi, Frank P:

    It is so excellent that you give me so details info to resolve my problem.
    I appreciate your kindly and so details info and help. Thank you very much
    again for your time and help.

    Have you a wonderful weekend.

    jl, Apr 21, 2008
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    wornways Guest

    My pleasure. :) I use Open Office now myself even though I have
    Microbloat Office installed.
    wornways, Apr 21, 2008
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    HeyBub Guest

    You can get Office 2007 Ultimate edition from several places (Amazon, for
    example) for less than $400.

    Then you'll be all set.
    HeyBub, Apr 21, 2008
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    wornways Guest

    And then there's... Open... Office... which views any Microsoft Office
    file, from Excel and Word to Powerpoint and Access, and lets you edit
    them and or convert them to other formats, for free.

    For free.

    I've been using it for awhile, and it's beautiful. Just beautiful.
    Microsoft is doomed to lose its grip--utterly--on the business
    applications market.
    wornways, Apr 21, 2008
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    Frank Guest

    It's not bad for letters to aunt millie...but only an idiot would think
    of using it in a business. It'll screw-up .doc file with tables or
    macros...and you...the business person look just like the petty fool you
    Frank, Apr 21, 2008
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    Lang Murphy Guest

    Another alternative to the MS Excel viewer or OpenOffice is Google Docs.
    Only works with Excel 97-2003 docs (files with .xls extension) and not with
    Excel 2007 docs (files with .xlsx extension). Won't do charts either.

    So... if the spreadsheet you want to view is fairly simple, you could use
    Google Docs to view it without having to install a viewer or OpenOffice.
    (Although you would have to create a free Google account...) If the
    spreadsheet is more complex, then you may have to go with the viewer or

    Lang Murphy, Apr 21, 2008
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    Frank Guest

    Why? You're in an MS Vista ng.
    I bet you didn't know that did you?...LOL
    Frank, Apr 21, 2008
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