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Windows 7: Excel 64 bit question

12 Jul 2010   #1

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Excel 64 bit question

We looking into upgrading our office to 2010 and we have user who has windows 7 64 bit and is after 64 bit office has use so large Excel spreadsheets for number crunching.

Question is can user's using 32bit office 2010 open an excel spreadsheet saved in 64 bit or would use select save as and have change file type and if so is there one availble to save it for 32 bit version?

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12 Jul 2010   #2

Win 7 Ultimate x64 desktop, Win 8.1.1 x64 laptop, Win 7 Home x64 netbook, Win 8.1.1 x64 tablet

The spreadsheet data files are the same whether running 32 or 64-bit. The only concern I see is that the 64-bit user may be able to create a spreadsheet large enough that a 32-bit user couldn't access because 64-bit can have more RAM. Not sure if Excel is capable of handling that large of a spreadsheet but it's the only issue I can think of.
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12 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

MS itself advises sticking to 32 bit Office 2010, unless you need to use mammoth sized worksheets greater than 2 gb. See this article, it has several nice links.

Word to the wise: Avoid 64-bit Office 2010 | Desktop productivity - InfoWorld
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