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    Open *.xlsm in Excel 2003 (Excel 2003)

    No backward compatibilitiy??
    I am giving up XL2007 in disgust.
    However -- I just discovered that I cannot use XL2003 to open my two files that were saved as *.xlsm. Annnnnnnd, I no longer have XL2007 <img src=/S/stupidme.gif border=0 alt=stupidme width=30 height=30>
    Short of taking the files to a friend with XL2007 and saving as a *.xls version, are there any tricks/utilities that can do such a conversion?

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    Re: Open *.xlsm in Excel 2003 (Excel 2003)

    Morning John

    I found this article that offers a free download (did not search hard so it may be a trial), but it also offers a step by step guide further down the page

    http://www.softinterface.com/Convert-XLS/F...XLSM-To-XLS.htm

    HTH

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    Re: Open *.xlsm in Excel 2003 (Excel 2003)

    Microsoft offers the free Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats. This lets you open and save the Office 2007 file formats in earlier versions of Office.

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    Re: Open *.xlsm in Excel 2003 (Excel 2003)

    Steve:
    Yes, that looks interesting; I'm going to check it out. Many thanks.

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    Re: Open *.xlsm in Excel 2003 (Excel 2003)

    Hans:
    I thought that I had seen a tool from MS. Thanks very much.

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