have you got Excel installed? (It comes as part of MS Office). Without Excel installed you won't be able to open an excel spread sheet that someone sends to you. A bit lioke the problem with word docs if you haven't got Word, tho in that case the sender can send it as rtf and then it's OK. BUT I remember there was a thread somewhere on this site to a bit of software that you could download to read excel files if you didn't have the program. What i can't remeber was where it was!