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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.
Converting your ods file to xls is easy with these steps.
You can select xls file you want to convert from your computer, Google Drive, Dropbox or simply drag and drop it onto the page.
Select «to ods»
Choose ods or any of the other 200+ supported formats you'd like to convert to.
Download your ods file
Please wait for the conversion to complete, then click on the download button to obtain your converted file in the ods format.
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.
As soon as you upload your xls files, we instantly delete them. Converted files are then deleted after 24 hours. Furthermore, we ensure that all file transfers are secure through advanced SSL encryption.
You don't have to go through the hassle of installing any software. We handle all xls to ods conversions in the cloud, which means that none of your computer's resources will be used in the process.
Microsoft Excel Binary File Format
🔵 Microsoft Office
🔵 Kingsoft Office
🔵 Google Docs
|Main program||🔵 Microsoft Office|
|Description||🔵 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.|
|Technical details||🔵 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.|
🔵 Microsoft Office 2007
🔵 Microsoft Office 2010
|Main program||🔵 OpenOffice Calc|
|Description||🔵 The OpenDocument Spreadsheet (ODS) file system was developed by the Oracle Corporation as an escape from the numerous proprietary spreadsheet applications available in the software market. Since it is open-sourced, free that is, and XML-based – meaning it is a file format supported on webpages. In more recent years, the ODS format is used for storing and fetching data on internet databases. The major merit is that it supports not only spreadsheets, but added features like charts, and graphical contents similar to those found on Microsoft Excel.|
|Technical details||🔵 Since files are based on the XML format of data processing, which earns it a first place as the spreadsheet, charts, and word processing format on webpages. The HTML and ODF formats are both XML-based, which explains their compatibility. The OpenDocument Format (ODF) is an open-source standard developed by the Organisation for the Advancement of Structural Information Standard (OASIS). The first release of OASIS’ ODF was in May 2005. ODF supports the representation of files as subdocuments; these come with file extensions like .odt and .fodt – OpenDocument Text, .odp and .fodp – OpenDocument Presentation, .ods and .fods – OpenDocument Spreadsheet, .odg and .fodg – OpenDocument Graphics.|
|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.
🛡️ Can I trust OnlineConvertFree to convert xls to ods securely?
Absolutely! We take your security seriously, and guarantee the protection of your uploaded and converted files. No one will have access to your information since we delete all files once the conversion process is complete. You can trust that all types of conversions, including xls to ods, are 100% safe on OnlineConvertFree.
📱 Is it possible to convert xls to ods without having to install any software?
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