Old excel

gmac

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I have an old version of excel i think dating back to 97. Does anyone no how I can read files from newer excel. I keep getting a message saying excel cannot read the file.

Many thanks in advance.

Greg
 

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WillR

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I'm not sure that you can unless the files are saved in the newer version as "Microsoft Excel 97 & 5/95"

Unless, of course, anyone else has any suggestions.

Can the person who created the files in the newer version open them & save as above?

HTH
 
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