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I have a vb.net 2005 program that cretaes an excel file

The machine I'm running it on has Windows 7 with Office 2007.

The problrem is, i want the Excel file saved as an .xls file, but it saves it as a .xls file

The clients that will use the reulting output file use machines that are running XP w/ Excel 2003.

I know there are compatibility packs, but I don' twant them to have to open it, then 'save as" and
 have several copies of the file, etc.

Here's the statesments I'm using to declare the excel file:

Dim wb As Excel.Workbook
Dim ex As New Excel.Application
wb = ex.Workbooks.Add
wb.SaveAs("OutputFile"))


The reult of this code is OutputFile.xlsx

What i would like to have is OutputFile.xls

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!!
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Try specifying the file type.  If this is running in Excel 2007:        wb.SaveAs "OutputFile.xls", 56Patrick
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That worked!! Thank You So Much Patrick!!

I search high and low online, with every possible combination of wording, it was nowhere to be found.

You save my day!

Thanks again!

Robert
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Glad to help :)
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