Opening a .xlsx File

2bakerz, Mar 16, 7:05am
I have Office 2013 on my desktop computer, using Windows 7. I have been sent a document .xlsx which I cannot open. I've tried the 'open with' by right clicking on the document but none of the programmes, incl. Excel, will open it. Is there a way I am missing? I think the document was sent by someone using an older version of Office, 2003 or 2007. Any help much appreciated.

r.g.nixon, Mar 16, 7:10am
.xlsx is the usual extension for Office 2013 spreadsheets.
Maybe your installation needs a 'repair'.


2bakerz, Mar 16, 7:12am
Yes, I was sure I have opened it in the past r.g. Could you 'walk me through' a repair, hopefully not too techy?

r.g.nixon, Mar 16, 7:17am

vtecintegra, Mar 16, 7:24am
What error message do you get? Anyway it's most likely a corrupt file - get the sender to send you another copy.

2bakerz, Mar 16, 7:51am
I have done that -will get the document sent again and try again! I didn't even know about 'repairing' an installation. Many thanks for helpful response.

2bakerz, May 14, 5:21am
Once again r.g. thanks so much - now works perfectly. And I did try opening a couple of .xlsx files I had stored and they hadn't worked either, but do now as does the re-sent latest ones. Very grateful for the help I get on this m.b

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