'Convert XLS' Supported File Types

What file types this tool supports both with and without Excel

        NOTE: Items in bold can be converted without Excel being installed.

File Type Description

Unicode Text

(*.TXT) Unicode Text. Tab delimited.


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


(*.XML) Extensible Markup Language


(*.HTM, *.HTML) Web Page


(*.XLS) Microsoft Excel 97-2003 Workbook


(*.XLSX) Microsoft Open XMLExcel Workbook

This is also the default file type as set in Excel's:
Office Button>Excel Options>Save


(*.XLSM) ExcelMacro-Enabled Workbook

CSV (1)

(*.CSV) Comma Delimited

CSV Unicode (1)

(*.CSV) Comma Delimited Windows Unicode

CSV UTF-8 (1)

(*.CSV) Comma Delimited

NOTE:'Convert XLS' conversion method only.

XLSM (3)

(*.XLSM) Open XML Workbook Macro Enabled

Excel 97/95 (2)

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


(*.CSV) Comma Delimited Macintosh


(*.CSV) Comma Delimited DOS

Web Page

(*.MHT) Single File Web Page

Text Printer

(*.PRN) Space Delimited Text File

Text Windows

(*.TXT) Tab Delimited Text File

Text Macintosh

(*.TXT) Tab Delimited Text File

Text (3)

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

PDF (3)

Portable Document Format

XPS (3)

XML Paper Specification

XLSB (3)

(*.XLSB) Binary Workbook

XLTX (3)

(*.XLTX) Open XML Template

XLTM (3)

(*.XLTM) Open XML Template Macro Enabled

XLAM (3)

(*.XLAM) Open XML Add-In


(*.DIF) Data Interchange Format

Excel 5

(*.XLW) Microsoft Excel 5.0/95 Workbook

Excel 7

(*.XLW) Microsoft Excel 7.0/95 Workbook


(*.SLK) SYLK (Symbolik Link)


(*.XLT) Template

Add In

(*.XLA) Microsoft Excel Add In

International Add In

Excel International add-in

International Macro

Excel International macro

Excel 2 (2)

(*.XLS) Microsoft Excel 2.0 Worksheet

Excel 2 Far East (2)

(*.XLS) Microsoft Excel 2.0 Worksheet Far East

Excel 3 (2)

(*.XLS) Microsoft Excel 3.0 Worksheet

Excel 4 (2)

(*.XLS) Microsoft Excel 4.0 Worksheet

Excel 4 Workbook (2)

(*.XLW) Microsoft Excel 4.0 Workbook

DBF2 (2)

(*.DBF) dBase II

DBF3 (2)

(*.DBF) dBase III

DBF4 (2)

(*.DBF) dBase IV

WK1 (2)

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

WK1 All (2)

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

WK1 Format (2)

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

WK3 (2)

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

WK4 (2)

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

WK3 Format (2)

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

WKS (2)

(*.WKS) MS Works Format

Works2 Far East (2)

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

WQ1 (2)

(*.WQ1) Quattro Pro for MSDOS Format

WJ2 WD1 (2)

(*.WJ2) Japanese 1-2-3

WJ3 (2)

(*.WJ3) Japanese 1-2-3

WJ3 Format (2)

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

(1)Note 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 delimitation character by going to the OPTIONS button then click on the "CSV, TSV…" tab (command line see /N switch).

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

(3)Versions of Excel 2007 and up will support this file format. PDF and XPS require the "Microsoft Save as PDF or XPS" add in. Go to Microsoft's web site and search for "Microsoft Save as PDF or XPS add in".