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'Convert XLS'

(MS Excel Conversion and Sheet Manipulation Utility)

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Convert Excel with ' Convert XLS '

'Convert XLS' is a simple to use, yet sophisticated Excel converter utility specifically designed for Excel, text and CSV (character/comma delimited) files. If you need to convert/manipulate one or thousands of files, located in one or many folders this is the tool! Conversions can be done 10-15 times faster without MS Excel.

Repeat complex conversion tasks simply by restoring prior 'Conversion Jobs'. A 'Conversion Job' consists of all 'Conversion Tasks' that you specify to be done within the 'Convert XLS' user interface. This makes your future work to manipulate and convert XLS/XLSX /CSV/TXT files on a regular basis a mindless endeavor!

Automate your Excel Conversion tasks by using:
  • Built in scheduler
  • The command line interface
  • COM interface
  • Convert Excel with ' Convert XLS '

    Need to Convert Excel files?  Download and Try It (Free)!   For on line documentation... click here.

    Need to convert from a highly complicated text file to a XLS or CSV File (not a character delimited or fixed width text file)?  See 'TXL Wizard'

    Additional information for using 'Convert XLS' from the command line is shown below.
     See an  online video. Excel Conversion Software Movie

    ‘Convert XLS’ Features

    • Automate 'Convert XLS' from the command line or use the COM/ActiveX interface.
    • Move or delete input files after processing.
    • Convert Fixed Width Text Files to/from Excel or CSV files.
    • Save and restore complex conversion configurations.
    • Advanced Excel Manipulation Special processes including moving, deleting, adding and copying sheets.  Append/Concatenate Excel files into a single sheet.
    • Special processing of files including appending/concatenation, removing extra lines, launching 3rd party programs, search and replace strings and much more.
    • Numerous CSV (comma delimited file) manipulation features including padding, swapping out the delimiter and more. See below for more details.
    • Convert Excel files to and from Text/CSV/HTML/XML without requiring MS Excel to be installed. If you do have MS Excel, 'Convert XLS' will support all file types in addition to TXT, XML, CSV etc. (see table below for a listing).
    • XLSX Conversion supported. Convert XLSX to CSV, HTML, XML, XLS, TXT etc.
    • Batch can be stopped midway and resumed at a later time. 
    • Can be adapted for all languages.

    If you need to manipulate Excel file data, ‘ Convert XLS comes with numerous specialized processes including:

    • Copy Sheet Data/Formula from the same or different workbook. Specify ranges! Can be used to merge data from many sheets/workbooks.
    • Copy Worksheet(s) whole (including formatting) to the same or different workbook, and specify location within the workbook.
    • Merge Excel File Data. Combine Excel worksheet data by specifying the sheet(s) (and/or Range within each sheet) from a whole folder of workbooks to a single sheet.
    • Change cell(s) Value or Formula.
    • Batch printing of Excel (or any file MS Excel can open).
    • Run Excel Macros from command line or user interface.
    • Convert Word Tables To Excel.
    • Change cell numeric formatting of sheets/cells you specify. (e.g. apply currency format, text format, general number format, etc.).
    • Search and Replace Cell Contents of the sheets/cells you specify.
    • Add a new sheet and specify where to place the new sheet.
    • Delete a single or whole range of sheets within a workbook.
    • Move a sheet to a specific place within a workbook.
    • Rename an existing sheet.
    • Delete specified rows or columns, leaving the rest of the worksheet intact.
    • Transpose sheet data by converting rows to columns and columns to rows.
    • Change/Remove Workbook Passwords.
    • Convert Excel to/from to many file types including CSV, XML, HTM, TXT, SLK, WKS, DBF, Lotus and others. See below for listing.

    In addition to the worksheet manipulation, many other special processing for text, CSV, DOC, RTF and HTML files have been included. These include:

    • (DOC, RTF, HTM and TXT) Append (Concatenate) files. Original file(s) contents is placed at the end of the Target file.
    • (DOC, RTF, HTM and TXT) Remove Empty Lines.
    • (DOC, RTF, HTM and TXT) Search and Replace a String.
    • (CSV and TXT) Replace a character.
    • (*.CSV) Surround field with quotes.
    • (*.CSV) Pad field with spaces.
    • (*.CSV) Change comma to other delimiter.
    • (*.CSV) Remove Empty Lines.
    • (*.CSV) Created Fixed Width Fields.
    • (*.CSV) Include specified ROWS, discard all others.
    • (*.CSV) Include specified COLUMNS, discard all others.
    • (*.CSV) Remove control characters.
    • (*.CSV) Trim excess commas.
    • (*.CSV) Pad field(s) to a fixed length.
    • Launch (Run) a program.
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    File Type

    Description Constant

    Unicode Text

    (*.TXT) Unicode Text. Tab delimited.

    42

    Text MS DOS

    (*.TXT) Text (MS-DOS) Tab delimited.

    21

    XML

    (*.XML) Extensible Markup Language

    46

    HTML

    (*.HTM, *.HTML) Web Page

    44

    XLS

    (*.XLS) Microsoft Excel 97-2003 Workbook

    -4143

    XLSX

    (*.XLSX) Microsoft Open XML Excel Workbook

    This is also the default file type as set in Excel’s:

    Office Button>Excel Options>Save

    51

    XLSM

    (*.XLSM) Excel Macro-Enabled Workbook

    52

    1CSV

    (*.CSV) Comma Delimited

    6

    1CSV Unicode

    (*.CSV) Comma Delimited Windows Unicode

    23

    1CSV UTF-8

    (*.CSV) Comma Delimited

    NOTE: ‘Convert XLS’ conversion method only.

    25

    CSV Mac

    (*.CSV) Comma Delimited Macintosh

    22

    CSV MS DOS

    (*.CSV) Comma Delimited DOS

    24

    Web Page

    (*.MHT) Single File Web Page

    45

    Text Printer

    (*.PRN) Space Delimited Text File

    36

    Text Windows

    (*.TXT) Tab Delimited Text File

    20

    Text Macintosh

    (*.TXT) Tab Delimited Text File

    19

    3Text

    (*.TXT) Tab Delimited Text File. Platform Independent.

    -4158

    3XLSM

    (*.XLSM) Open XML Workbook Macro Enabled

    52

    3XLSB

    (*.XLSB) Binary Workbook

    50

    3XLTX

    (*.XLTX) Open XML Template

    54

    3XLTM

    (*.XLTM) Open XML Template Macro Enabeld

    53

    3XLAM

    (*.XLAM) Open XML Add-In

    55

    DIF

    (*.DIF) Data Interchange Format

    9

    Excel 5

    (*.XLW) Microsoft Excel 5.0/95 Workbook

    39

    Excel 7

    (*.XLW) Microsoft Excel 7.0/95 Workbook

    39

    SYLK

    (*.SLK) SYLK (Symbolik Link)

    2

    Template

    (*.XLT) Template

    17

    Add In

    (*.XLA) Microsoft Excel Add In

    18

    International Add In

    Excel International add-in

    26

    International Macro

    Excel International macro

    25

    2Excel 2

    (*.XLS) Microsoft Excel 2.0 Worksheet

    16

    2Excel 2 Far East

    (*.XLS) Microsoft Excel 2.0 Worksheet Far East

    27

    2Excel 3

    (*.XLS) Microsoft Excel 3.0 Worksheet

    29

    2Excel 4

    (*.XLS) Microsoft Excel 4.0 Worksheet

    33

    2Excel 4 Workbook

    (*.XLW) Microsoft Excel 4.0 Workbook

    35

    2Excel 97/95

    (*.XLS) Microsoft Excel 97-2000 & 5.0/95 Workbook

    43

    2DBF2

    (*.DBF) dBase II

    7

    2DBF3

    (*.DBF) dBase III

    8

    2DBF4

    (*.DBF) dBase IV

    11

    2WK1

    (*.WK1) Lotus (1-2-3) 2.x Format

    5

    2WK1 All

    (*.WK1) Lotus (1-2-3) 2.x ALL Format

    31

    2WK1 Format

    (*.WK1) Lotus (1-2-3) 2.x FMT Format

    30

    2WK3

    (*.WK3) Lotus (1-2-3) 3.x FMT Format

    15

    2WK4

    (*.WK4) Lotus (1-2-3) 4.x Format

    38

    2WK3 Format

    (*.WK3) Lotus (1-2-3) 3.x and Windows Format

    32

    2WKS

    (*.WKS ) MS Works Format

    4

    2Works2 Far East

    (*.WKS ) MS Works (Far East) Format

    28

    2WQ1

    (*.WQ1) Quattro Pro for MSDOS Format

    34

    2WJ2 WD1

    (*.WJ2) Japanese 1-2-3

    14

    2WJ3

    (*.WJ3) Japanese 1-2-3

    40

    2WJ3 Format

    (*.WJ3) Japanese 1-2-3 Format

    41

     'Convert XLS' Supported File Types, Items in bold can be done without MS Excel installed.

    1Note that the ‘Convert XLS’ conversion method can specify any character be used to delimit the data. So including the comma character, you could specify the TAB, Semicolon, Bar or any character in the ASCII chart. Specify the character by going to the OPTIONS button then click on the "CSV, TSV…" tab.

    2No longer supported in MS Excel versions 2007 and above.

    3Versions of Excel 2007 and up will support this file format.