I have a memory stick with progs. from pc A, all the progs. open ok, but when I insert the stick into PC B an old one that has been given to me a notation comes up saying that the pc does not have the programme to open the files and advises to look on the web or use your own programme. It seems to be because pc B does not have Excell installed (or much else), whereas pc A does, I have just re-installed Office 2003 after a recent crash to pc A. Looking at the cover of Office 2003, it is for one computer only so cannot instal that, so what does anyone recommend I download so as to be able to open Excell files? As I say, there are several mentioned when clicking on the Microsoft button to go to the web but they are not Microsoft progs. I feel.
(Solved) - cannot open .xls on memory stick(14 posts)
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Hi Jim. I have had a quick read, according to them it should be "a painless transition for Microsoft users", I hope so. PC B is my standby its old but works ok and as I do not want to pay for any progs for it I think your suggestion is one to be followed. Will give it a go tomorrow. Thank you for the advice and good night.
Hi Moreeg, just downloaded and installed, just tested it out, works superb. Many thanks for that tip, have been scratching my head for several days, should have known better and gone on the forum earlier.
Now going out, and will be looking at Jim's suggestions re Open Office and Libre Office, from some of the posts opinion seems to be divided. For me I only use Excell simply to keep a few details of Bonds, etc (does not take up much room on the sheet I can tell you), and just to write the occasional letter so whatever is the simplest to use will be my choice.
Hi Hermitt, I have downloaded Open Office, and it is quite adequate for my purposes.
It seems to perform the same function as I have on my other computer (Office 2003), although I appreciate things have moved along a bit since I first had that prog. In a computer shop yesterday I saw the current price was 99 pounds for the latest version. Seems a lot to pay for someone who, like me only uses bare basics anyway. As and when I buy a new computer I think I could stick with Open Office and save my dosh.
Many thanks for your several contributions.