Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
CHOOSE A FORMAT
when saving a workbook
After you create an Excel 2007 worksheet, you may
want to share it with others. The file format you
choose when you save your file can aid you. The
default format for Office 2007 is Excel Workbook
(.xlsx). This file format is new to Office 2007. It
creates smaller files that are easily accessible in
other software programs because the files are
in XML format, which is a data-exchange standard.
Previous versions of Excel did not use XML as the
default format. These files have an .xls extension. If
you want to share your documents with people who
use Excel 97-2003, you can save your file as an
Excel 97-2003 workbook (.xls). Features that are not
supported in earlier versions of Excel are lost when
you save your file as an Excel 97-2003 workbook.
You can also save your worksheet in other file
formats, including several text-based formats such
as Text (Tab delimited), Text (Macintosh), and CSV
(comma delimited). These formats save the
worksheet as text that can be read into other
Click the Office button.
A menu appears.
Click Save As.
Click Other Formats.
The Save As dialog box appears.
Click here and select the folder in
which you want to save your file.
Type a file name.
Click here and select a file type.
You may be warned about