Opening a .xlsx File

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.

geek_2bakerz, Mar 16, 8:05 pm

.xlsx is the usual extension for Office 2013 spreadsheets.
Maybe your installation needs a 'repair'.

geek_r.g.nixon, Mar 16, 8:10 pm

Yes, I was sure I have opened it in the past r.g. Could you 'walk me through' a repair, hopefully not too techy?

geek_2bakerz, Mar 16, 8:12 pm

geek_r.g.nixon, Mar 16, 8:17 pm

What error message do you get? Anyway it's most likely a corrupt file - get the sender to send you another copy.

geek_vtecintegra, Mar 16, 8:24 pm

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.

geek_2bakerz, Mar 16, 8:51 pm

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

geek_2bakerz, May 14, 5:21 pm

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