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Help with filename types in "Save As":

Posted by Tim Barber on October 03, 2001 7:35 AM

First, thanks for this service, it's much appreciated. Now my question: I am entering several hundred spreadsheets that I need to be able to sort in Windows Explorer by either the filename or the extension (file type). I want to use a filename format like "882900201.1590". However, Excel "Save As" only lets me save it with an .xls or other standard extension, giving me "882900201.1590.xls". I don't want to have to go back and edit all 500 filenames to get rid of the ".xls". Is there a way to Save As without adding the .xls extension to the filename?

Posted by Barrie Davidson on October 03, 2001 8:18 AM

Why not leave the ".xls" extension? You'll still be able to sort by filename or filetype and the file will still be recognized as an Excel file by Windows.

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Posted by Juan Pablo on October 03, 2001 8:20 AM

I don't know why you need this because it WON'T be available to Excel, put a couple of double quotes when you are saving it, like this:


Instead of just


Juan Pablo