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    File Extensions (XL (All?))

    I know that xla is an add-in, xls is a spreadsheet, and xlt is a template. What is an xll? And for that matter, are there other extensions for Excel and what are they / do they mean? Thanx

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    Re: File Extensions (XL (All?))

    (XL2000)
    xla : an excel add-in file
    xlb: an excel toolbar configuration file. The current toolbar configuration is stored in the Windows directory in a file named Excel9.xlb (the name may be different in a network environment)
    xlc: an excel 4 chart file
    xll: an excel link library filr; for example, the Analysis Toolpak add-in uses this type of file
    xlm: an excel 4 macro file
    xls: an excel workbook file
    xlt: an excel template file
    xlw: a workspace file that contains information about the windows and positions in a workspace

    Other files used or recognized by Excel:
    chm: a compiled HTML help file
    hlp: a compiled help file (earlier help files)
    dll: dynamic link library file
    exe: an executable file (e.g. Excel.exe)
    olb: an object type library file
    txt: a plain ascii text file, readable from any text editor

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    Re: File Extensions (XL (All?))

    Nice reminder!
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    Re: File Extensions (XL (All?))

    <font color=4682b4>XLW file

    Save your workspace (and time)</font color=blue>


    If you routinely need to work with the same set of Excel files, use a
    saved workspace for quick access to them. When you open a saved workspace,
    all the Excel files grouped in it are opened. To create your workspace,
    open all the Excel files you want included in it. Then, select File/Save
    Workspace. When the Save Workspace dialog box appears, enter a name in the
    File Name text box and click Save. Excel creates an XLW file with the name
    you specified. At this point you can close all your files. To open them
    back up as a group, simply select File/Open and select the XLW file.

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    Re: File Extensions (XL (All?))

    I have found one more. xlk. When you tell Excel to make a back up of your file, this is the extension that gets assigned.

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    And some more

    From Windows Explorer, Tools=>Options=>File Types on Excel 2000 / Windows 98SE
    <table border=1><td>XLC</td><td>Microsoft Excel Chart</td><td>CSV</td><td>Microsoft Excel Comma Separated Values</td><td>DIF</td><td>Microsoft Excel Data Interchange</td><td>XLSHTML</td><td>Microsoft Excel HTML Document</td><td>XLTHTML</td><td>Microsoft Excel HTML Template</td><td>DQY</td><td>Microsoft Excel ODBC Query files</td><td>OQY</td><td>Microsoft Excel OLAP Query File</td><td>RQY</td><td>Microsoft Excel OLE DB Query files</td><td>SLK</td><td>Microsoft Excel SLK Data Import File</td><td>XLV</td><td>Microsoft Excel VBA Module</td><td>IQY</td><td>Microsoft Excel Web Query File</td></table>
    StuartR

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