Open XLSX File

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Online XLSX Viewer

XLSX is a file extension created by Microsoft for Office Excel 2007 version or later. It is based on a ZIP-compressed Office Open XML format for storing various types of information, including images and graphics. One of the benefits of having XML is that it can be read by applications, software and Internet platforms, but it is not so easy to open it with a version of Microsoft Excel prior to 2007, since it would be necessary to convert the XLSX to a normal document format XLS , or depending on the type of software that will open the document. Any application that supports Office Open XML can access and work with XLSX. One of the advantages of the XLSX format is that it can be seen and opened by the vast majority of office suites for Windows, Mac and Linux. The XLSX format usually has much more advanced security standards than its predecessor and, therefore, the information stored in XML is much more secure.

One of the main drawbacks that users of this format encounter is with the licensing of the software that makes use of it, in this case, Microsoft Excel. As is well known, Microsoft Excel is a closed software that requires the payment of a license, both for use on a computer and in the cloud (Office 360).

One of the advantages of working with these files online is that you can have them available wherever you go, both for editing and for creating them. Today there are some online editing services, and the most notorious and popular is the one provided by Google which is available just by having an active Google account, and for all it is necessary to have a modern and updated web browser. Below is a list of available online services:

  • Google Sheets: Free service provided by Google for viewing and editing documents in XLSX format, whose only requirement is to have an Active Google account.
  • ZOHO: service provided by the homonymous page with limited functions but very useful to make corrections on the fly and more.