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Microsoft Excel Binary File Format
XLS – is a spreadsheet created by a popular Microsoft Excel application. It includes document data that is located in cells that have a specific address. They can contain formulas, mathematical equations associated with the information in other cells, and fixed information. It is often used for the development of graphs and charts. The format allows us to store and edit a broad range of parameters - images, tables, macros, types, diagrams. It has been widely used until the appearance of the 2007 version of Excel, and then it was replaced with the XMLSS extension. The information inside the XLS document is contained in a series of static-size streams. Their location is described using several segment distribution tables. It differs in backward compatibility and supports various file formats created for DOS. It is often used by web browsers to exclude the use of binary formats. The utility is included in the Microsoft Office suite and, in addition to Excel, can be opened by various applications like Apache Open Office, Libre Office, adapted to Mac OS, Windows, or Linux.
The format's relevance is explained by its simplicity, although it does not support separate functions, for example, storing VBA macros. Until XMLSS appeared, the Excel application used the Biff extension when formatting, created based on the IFF container format. Due to this, changes to the book templates and their contents were available. After introducing the new format in 2007, the program has not lost the backward compatible properties, which guarantees the wide distribution of XLS in the future. Subsequently, the XLS extension was replaced by the XLSM, XLSB, and XLSX formats.
Comma Separated Values File
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CSV – is a unique text format. The data inside of which are separated by commas—developed in the early 70-ies of the XX century to import various table information and transfer bulk information between databases in text format. Each line of the file acts as one row of the database. Using the spreadsheet application, CSV files can be organized into cells and added to the appropriate database. Commas separate the parameters of each column. If there are reserved symbols (for example, a semicolon or a new line), double quotes play the separator role. This allows you to transfer information between different programs freely. CSV, in some cases, are сalled flat files. They can be opened by most editors able to work with tables and texts, including both authentic Excel and open source utilities like Apache Open Office and Libre Office.
On personal computers, the CSV extension includes many values represented as ASCII tables. In this case, the text strings are clearly organized, so all values are separated by commas or double quotes (if there are reserved symbols). The use of different delimiters allows the availability of unequal encoding.
❓ How can I convert xls to csv?
Firstly, select a xls to csv file you want to convert or drag and drop it. Secondly, select a format you want to convert your file to. Then click convert and wait until your file is converted
⏳ How long should I wait to convert xls to csv?
Images conversion usually takes a few seconds. You will convert xls to csv very quickly.
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