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Marius Patrascu, Editor / Informer Technologies, Inc. / February 27, 2013

This set of program gives you a free alternative to open Excel files if you don't have Microsoft Excel installed on your computer. It also has the advantage of being fast and simple to use, most of them supporting more file formats besides Excel.

Download solution synonyms: Excel Files Viewer Free, Open Excel Free, View Excel Free, Open Xlsx Files Free, Free Excel Alternatives

These programs can help you with what you're intending to do:

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Microsoft Office Excel Viewer
Microsoft Office Excel Viewer
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User rating:
(81 votes)
Freeware

If you don’t have Microsoft Excel available in your computer you don’t have to worry, because with Microsoft Excel Viewer you’ll have the possibility to access to all the files created with Excel 2007, 2003, 2002, 2000 and 97. This program is a viewer, so it’ll allow you to see the files and print them, but it won’t allow you to edit the files created by Excel.

Pros:
  • Visualizes all kind of files and books versions created with Excel.
  • It allows searches and filters for data according to their classification.
  • It allows extracting data.
Cons:
  • It’s larger than other similar viewers.
  • It doesn’t run on previous Windows versions than Server 2003.
  • Some functions of Excel 2003 are not available in this program, for example: opening chart files, arranging windows, freezing panes, filtering data and resizing of rows and columns
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Free Opener
Free Opener
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(4 votes)
Freeware

This application allows us to open files in dozens of different formats, thus helping us to save time and money. Also, it allows us to perform some basic edition tasks in several selected formats. The installation wizard asks us to install additional software, but we can decline to do so.

Pros:
  • It is free.
  • You can open many file types, including some lesser known formats, and perform basic edition tasks with them.
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Xlsx Viewer Free
Xlsx Viewer Free
Freeware

XLSX Viewer Free (download) is a completely free solution for recovering Microsoft Excel files which are corrupt or damaged in any other way. It allows for fast and easy recovery and the prevention of the loss of your important data. The software works by scanning the chosen Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, retrieving all of the information it can from the cells.

Latest Comments:

Ahmed Marufi Very good software to repair my Excel files.

Guest It has a lot of advertisements and when I uninstalled it, it blew up my USB driver.

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FreeDocumentViewer
FreeDocumentViewer
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Freeware

This free and light program will let you read the contents of files created with many different programs, such as PDF, MS Word, Excel, WordPad, and others, totalling more than 20 different formats. The program itself is very simple and has a lean and sober interface and can be very useful if you receive or download files in different formats.

Pros:
  • Free.
  • Useful.
  • Allows copyig the file's text to export it to another application.
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File Master
File Master
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Freeware

File Master from Nucleon is a useful piece of software for file viewing, data editing and exporting. With the help of this tool you can open a large number of file formats like AutoCAD, Microsoft Excel, XML, Microsoft Access, Text and HTML Table files and many other ones.

Pros:
  • Can open large number of file formats.
  • XML to XMLDB converter included.
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