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Make a Workbook Compatible with Earlier Versions of Excel
Collaborating with Others
The Save As dialog box
6 Select the folder in which
you want to store the new
7 Click in the File name text
box and type the name
that you want to use for
the new workbook.
8 Click the Save as type
9 Click the Excel 97-2003
Workbook file format.
0 Click Save .
Excel saves the file using
the Excel 97-2003
Can people using Excel 2010 and
Excel 2007 open my Excel 2013
Yes. The default file format used
by both Excel 2010 and Excel
2007 is the same as the one
used by Excel 2013.
Which versions of Excel are compatible with the Excel
97-2003 Workbook file format?
For Windows, the Excel 97-2003 Workbook file format is
compatible with Excel 97, Excel 2000, Excel XP, and Excel
2003. For the Mac, the Excel 97-2003 Workbook file format
is compatible with Excel 98, Excel 2001, and Office 2004.
In the unlikely event that you need to share a document
with someone using either Excel 5.0 or Excel 95, use the
Microsoft Excel 5.0/95 Workbook file format instead.