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File Extension XLS

What is a Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet File?

The XLS file extension is associated with the computer software Microsoft Excel developed by Microsoft Corporation. The XLS file extension uses the Multiple Internet Mail Extensions "application/excel," "application/," "application/x-excel" and "application/x-msexcel."

Microsoft Excel is an application that features spreadsheet tools, pivot tables, charts and graphs. This program is bundled with the Microsoft Office software package. It is a prevailing application which gives users the capability to format and developed spreadsheets as well as to share and examine information to arrive into a more learned decision. This is also the sole application which caters to files with the XLS extension.

An Excel worksheet document is composed of a single sheet while several sheets are contained in a workbook document. It is likely to fuse sheets of all sorts into a workbook, like for example, charts, regular sheets and Visual Basic components. An Excel worksheet and workbook are represented by the XLS file extension.

Microsoft Excel presents several user interface pinches over the most primitive electronic spreadsheets. Among other spreadsheet tools, Microsoft is the first to enable user's spreadsheet layout customization.

Files with the XLS file extension may be translated or developed through PHP functions, which can get into to streams. Aside from Microsoft Excel, files with the XLS file extension can also be previewed, opened and edited using other applications such as the XLS File Preview by FileCenter, icExcel by Panergy Ltd., SMApplications by Mike Shkolnik and Microsoft's Excel Viewer.

Files with the XLS file extension were not only designed as a storing format of the spreadsheet data but also to contain information about a variety of formatting data with regards to its representation. The XLS file format houses the insertion of Graphic Objects in worksheets or in spreadsheets. Among the supported types of objects are buttons, lines, pictures and more.

Graphic objects are normally embedded to a spreadsheet by means of the given menus in the program. Each graphic object is comprised of attributes. Objects are distinguished in files with the XLS file extension with identification numbers.


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