Need .xls reader (or Open Office?)

  Trikie 23:35 14 Apr 10

Setting up a replacement PC, keeping XP and Works office suite. This will not open .xls files and on the old PC I used Open Office for this. A snag was that it tried to take over opening all documents and the menu screens were in miniscule size text.

Is there a basic free programme that opens .xls files? Haven't been able to find one yet, the ones I've seen also scan for extension errors and then want money to correct them.

Is Open Office still free - if so i could live with its faults.

  Woolwell 23:52 14 Apr 10

Microsoft provide an Excel viewer click here which will allow you to read xls files.
Open Office is free.

  Im a diddy 23:52 14 Apr 10

click here
ps open office is free

  Taff™ 23:59 14 Apr 10

The problem with the size of menu screens and "Taking Over" is all surmountable. click here

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