Convert XLS to ODS
You have the option to convert your xls file to ods, as well as a variety of other formats, using our free online converter.
Converting your xls file to ods is easy with these steps.
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Converting xls to ods
Simply drag and drop your xls files onto the webpage, and you'll be able to convert them to ods or over 250 different file formats, all without having to register, provide an email address, or include a watermark.
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Microsoft Excel Binary File Format
🔵 Microsoft Office
🔵 Kingsoft Office
🔵 Google Docs
|Main program||🔵 Microsoft Office|
|Description||🔵 .xls The .xls format is the default file format for spreadsheets created in Microsoft Excel, particularly in versions before Excel 007. This binary file format can store data in cells organized in rows and columns, and it supports formulas, charts, graphs, and various formatting features to manipulate and visualize dataThe .xls format was commonly used in business, finance, and any field requiring data analysis and presentation but has since been largely replaced by the more advanced .xlsx format.|
|Technical details||🔵 The `.xls` format, primarily for Microsoft Excel versions before 2007, stores spreadsheet elements like worksheets, formulas, and macros. As a proprietary binary format by Microsoft, its undocumented internal structure made third-party software compatibility challenging. This format includes binary records encapsulating data, formatting, and embedded objects, supporting multiple worksheets, various functions, and inter-sheet referencing. `.xls` files may contain Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macros, enabling automation and complex calculations. It's supported not just in Excel but also in applications like OpenOffice Calc, with options to convert between `.xls` and other formats like `.xlsx`. Despite security concerns with macros, `.xls` is still used, mainly for its compatibility with older Excel versions and legacy systems, although the newer `.xlsx` format, introduced in Office 2007 with XML and ZIP technologies, offers improved efficiency and security.|
🔵 Microsoft Office 2007
🔵 Microsoft Office 2010
|Main program||🔵 OpenOffice Calc|
|Description||🔵 ods (OpenDocument Spreadsheet) The .ods file format is a spreadsheet file format used by LibreOffice Calc, OpenOffice Calc, and other office suites that support the OpenDocument standard. It's an XML-based file format and an open alternative to proprietary formats like Microsoft's .xls and .xlsx. ODS files can contain complex spreadsheets with cells, rows, columns, formulas, charts, and graphicsThey are commonly used in environments that prefer or require open-source software.|
|Technical details||🔵 The `.ods` (OpenDocument Spreadsheet) format is a part of the OpenDocument Format (ODF) for office documents, with these key features: - Standardization: Standardized by OASIS and ISO/IEC (ISO/IEC 26300), ensuring a public specification and transparent development process. - XML-Based: Comprises compressed XML files, technically making it a ZIP archive, for robust data exchange and interoperability. - Spreadsheet Elements: Supports rows, columns, cells, formulas, charts, and advanced formatting like conditional formatting and cell styles. - Compatibility: Broadly supported by various office suites like OpenOffice.org, LibreOffice, Google Docs; limited compatibility with Microsoft Excel for complex sheets. - Open Standard: Freely available for implementation without licensing fees, promoting software diversity and compatibility. - Compression: Benefits from ZIP compression, efficient for large spreadsheets. - Macro Support: Can include macros in various scripting languages, with potential security risks. - Metadata: Supports document management metadata like title, author, creation date. - Formula Syntax: Has unique formula syntax, possibly leading to compatibility issues with other formats like .xlsx. - Multiple Sheets Support: Allows multiple sheets within a single document. - Object Embedding: Enables embedding of objects and linking to external databases. - Accessibility Features: Includes features for accessibility. - Encryption and Security: Offers options for encryption and password protection. The `.ods` format offers a flexible, interoperable solution for spreadsheet applications, particularly favored in open-source environments.|
|Developer||🔵 Sun Microsystems|
❓ How do I change xls to ods?
To get started, either pick a file you want to convert from xls and select it or drag and drop it into the conversion tool. Next, select the desired format that you wish to convert your file to. Once you have selected the format, click the "convert" button and wait for the tool to finish converting your file.
⏳ What is the estimated time it will take to convert xls to ods?
Typically, image conversions only take a few seconds, so you can expect a speedy conversion when changing xls to ods.
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