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Windows 7: Need Some help with Spreadsheets

23 Dec 2009   #1
WreakXHavoc416

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Need Some help with Spreadsheets

I apologize if I am in the wrong thread. I am unfamiliar with windows 7 and I am having trouble with spreadsheets. Shouldn't it be the same? I will try to give you as much detail as I can. I go to my email, Click on the link to open a file that supposed to open in Spreadsheets, After i do that I allow everything it says. Then when it opens spreadsheet either its all blank or the words are not right. I tried it on a Different computer and it worked fine. Any ideas?


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23 Dec 2009   #2
Orpheous

XP Pro/Vista Ultimate (64)/Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition(64)
 
 

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Can you provide a little more info? ie. what office version/program do you have installed?
If you don't have a copy of Microsoft Office that you can install, you can use the free Microsoft Excel Viewer 2003 to simply open and read spreadsheets. Alternatively, the free Open Office Org is a full featured, free, open source office suite that also works well, and looks similar to MS Office.
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23 Dec 2009   #3
Extensa

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

What office suite are you using? Microsoft Office? If so, what year. Or OpenOffice?
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23 Dec 2009   #4
WreakXHavoc416

Windows 7
 
 

I am not sure what that means lol Um when I open it it says Microsoft works if thats what you you mean?
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23 Dec 2009   #5
Extensa

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WreakXHavoc416 View Post
I am not sure what that means lol Um when I open it it says Microsoft works if thats what you you mean?
Yes, Microsoft Works is an office suite.
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23 Dec 2009   #6
Orpheous

XP Pro/Vista Ultimate (64)/Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition(64)
 
 

Sorry about that, it's been so long since I've used Works that I'd forgotten that it also has a spreadsheet function.
In the email that you mentioned in your first post, you said that you clicked on the link to open a file in spreadsheets, does it show the file extension? (eg. .xls, .xlr etc.) If it doesn't, perhaps you could download and save the file to your desktop, right click it, and choose properties - next to "type of file" it will show the extension.
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23 Dec 2009   #7
WreakXHavoc416

Windows 7
 
 

Says its a XLS file
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23 Dec 2009   #8
Orpheous

XP Pro/Vista Ultimate (64)/Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition(64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WreakXHavoc416 View Post
Says its a XLS file
hmmm, ok, you're gonna need to install either the free excel viewer or open office org to open it. MS Works files have the .xlr extension according to this article, and can't open xls files unfortunately (AFAIK anyway)
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