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Convert XLS to ZIP

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Step 2

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Step 3

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Microsoft Excel Binary File Format

File extension .xls
File category documents
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 that are associated with information in other cells, and fixed information. It is often used for the development of graphs and charts. The format allows to store and edit a large 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 backwards 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 relevance of the format 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, which was created on the basis of the IFF container format. Due to this, changes to the book templates and their contents were available. After the introduction of 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.
Programs
Microsoft Office
LibreOffice
Kingsoft Office
Google Docs
Main program Microsoft Office
Developer Microsoft
MIME type
application/vnd.ms-excel

ZIP compression

File extension .zip
File category archives
Description Among compressed and archived files, ZIP files are the most common. It is supported by both Windows and Mac operating systems. Files can be compressed using multiple methods using the ZIP format. However, files can be archived with the need to be compressed. Although some may say that ZIP files have become antiquated, it looks as though it is here to stay.
Technical details The ZIP program compresses each file in a folder individually, this fact makes the process more efficient rather than compressing all files together. This, however, limits the extent to which the entire archive can be compressed. The most widely used method, among others, is the DEFLATE method. The user may even choose the method of compression that best suits him. A unique icon differentiates ZIP files from other types of files.
Programs
StuffIt
WinRAR
Winzip
Developer PKWARE
MIME type
application/zip
application/x-zip
application/x-zip-compressed
application/octet-stream
application/x-compress
application/x-compressed
multipart/x-zip

FAQ

❓ How can I convert xls to zip?
Firstly, select a xls file you want to convert or drag and drop it. Secondly, select zip or any other 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 zip?
Documents conversion usually takes a few seconds. You will convert xls to zip very quickly.
🛡️ Is it secure to convert xls to zip on OnlineConvertFree?
Sure! We delete your uploaded and converted files, so nobody has access to your information. All types of conversion on OnlineConvertFree (including xls to zip) is 100% safe.
📱 Can I convert xls to zip without software installation?
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