How to view an xls (Excel) file?

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  1. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    I would like to take a look at THIS xls file but I do not have Excel on my computer.

    Is there any application that will enable me to simply view and Excel file?

    By the way, the file I want to view contains data resulting from tests of several HIPS-type applications as stated in the following quote from THIS webpage...

    @Kees, aigle, Easter, & others who like to try-out various security applications...
    PLEASE give Safe'n'Secure a trial. I tried it but got lost in their hard-to-understand user's manual.
     
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    Word, Power Point, and Excel viewers are available from Microsoft. There is also a compatibility pack available so the viewers will work with Office 2007 should you need it.

    ExcelViewer
     
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    sosaiso Registered Member

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    If it is less than 1mb, and does not have any macros, Google Docs could probably read the file too.
     
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    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    Thanks to all!!! I used Tony's suggestion & got it done right away. I posted a screenshot of the data in the "Other Anti-Malware" topical category. (OT- the "best in this test" was Norton Anti-bot. Prevx & Mamutu did pretty good,too.)
     
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  7. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hi,
    You can send it to a gmail address and then use gmail viewer (built-in in the mail) to view office docs ...
    Mrk
     
  8. DonMartin

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    Why not install OpenOffice, then you can also alter and make new spread sheets.

    /Don
     
  9. Pedro

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    For spreadsheets, i'd choose Gnumeric. It seems to support well MS's format.

    Also, it is, until i see something prove otherwise, better than Excel.
    For statistical purposes at least, you should definitely avoid Excel.
    http://www.csdassn.org/software_reports.cfm
    http://www.daheiser.info/excel/frontpage.html
    Specifically,
    Fixing Statistical Errors in Spreadsheet Software: The Cases of Gnumeric and Excel

    Of course, there are specific programs for statistics, better in everything. But if the function exists, it should work. If problems found, they should be fixed. MS didn't fix the errors. Gnumeric developers did.
    Now they're working with the GNU R project to further improve its accuracy.

    That's my opinion, and i'm sticking to it. :D
     
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