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How to find the correct program to download an .xls attachment

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    sportshistorybuff
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    How to find the correct program to download an .xls attachment

    I have received via e-mail an attachment which my computer cannot open without

    knowing the program which created. I have tried following the icon which is

    supposed to look up this information but have no idea what to do on the next

    screen. It is a .xls attachment.

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    Dave Peterson
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    Re: How to find the correct program to download an .xls attachment

    ..xls files should be owned by excel (if you own excel).

    Excel is not free. You have to pay for it either when you're buying the pc or
    after. It doesn't come with the computer.

    The free viewer (no changes allowed) from Microsoft:
    http://office.microsoft.com/en-gb/of...347961033.aspx

    and the older version if they can't run the one above:

    http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...S/xlViewer.exe
    (One line in your browser)

    or...

    Maybe a free spreadsheet program would work:
    http://www.openoffice.org, a 60-65 meg download or a CD

    ======
    If you own excel, maybe it's just a problem with the windows registry getting
    mixed up.

    You can reset the file associations via:

    Close Excel and
    Windows Start Button|Run
    excel /unregserver
    then
    Windows Start Button|Run
    excel /regserver

    The /unregserver & /regserver stuff resets the windows registry to excel's
    factory defaults.


    sportshistorybuff wrote:
    >
    > I have received via e-mail an attachment which my computer cannot open without
    >
    > knowing the program which created. I have tried following the icon which is
    >
    > supposed to look up this information but have no idea what to do on the next
    >
    > screen. It is a .xls attachment.


    --

    Dave Peterson

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    Gord Dibben
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    Re: How to find the correct program to download an .xls attachment

    The extension .XLS indicates this is an MS Excel file and you need Excel on your
    computer.

    If you don't have Excel installed but just want to view or print the Excel file
    you can

    Download and install the Excel Viewer from....

    http://office.microsoft.com/download.../xlviewer.aspx


    Gord Dibben Excel MVP

    On Fri, 30 Jun 2006 05:47:02 -0700, sportshistorybuff
    <sportshistorybuff@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >I have received via e-mail an attachment which my computer cannot open without
    >
    >knowing the program which created. I have tried following the icon which is
    >
    >supposed to look up this information but have no idea what to do on the next
    >
    >screen. It is a .xls attachment.


    Gord Dibben MS Excel MVP

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