Converting Lotus 123 97 to Excel 2003

Posted on 2006-05-24
Last Modified: 2007-12-19
I have a single file that needs to be converted from Lotus123 v.97 to Excel previous conversions Excel has just been able to open the file, this time I get an error.

What do I need to do?  I've searched the web and found lots of shatter, but no solutions.

I need to resolve this for a client in the next 48 hours!

Question by:mary_breslin
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    Best option is to do the conversion in this older version of Excel. Even takes reinstalling an old PC.
    Or (similar) if you have a PC with 123 on it: use Save As and choose a format that can be used as intermediate.
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    Missed this altogether as I rarely visit this forum.

    1. As CRAK says, Save As say .wk4 format
    2. Post a link to it here
    3. I will convert it to an .xls file for you and give a link to it


    1. Buy a copy of LotusSmartsuite on Ebay for about USD$20 (yes, twenty)
    2. Install it and then do a SaveAs from Lotus123 into an .xls file type.
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    Venabili - That's OK with me - dunno about the questionner. - Patrick
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    Ok with me!

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