Solved

Converting Excel 2003 files to 2010

Posted on 2012-03-20
1
736 Views
Last Modified: 2012-03-20
I recently changed from Office 2003 to 2010.  I have thousands of Excel files in the 2003 format.  When I open them now I’m saving them to the 2010 format, then I delete the old file.  This is time consuming, and I’m wondering if there’s a way to convert all files at once.  My Office 2010 is on a new computer, so I did a clean install, not an upgrade.  I’m still using my old computer with Office 2003, and I’d prefer not to upgrade that one to Office 2010.
0
Comment
Question by:GregMcKim
1 Comment
 
LVL 12

Accepted Solution

by:
Alan3285 earned 500 total points
ID: 37745411
Hi Greg,

Why convert them?

Excel 2010 will happily work with older Excel files, so just leave them as .xls format.

If / when you ever open a file, you can always re-save as Excel 2010 format (.xlsx) then.

In fact, that way, your Excel 2003 machine(s) can then also access the (unconverted) files too.  You can install an update to Excel 2003 that allows them to read newer files, but if you leave them in .xls format, you don't need to worry about that.

HTH,

Alan.
0

Featured Post

Salesforce Made Easy to Use

On-screen guidance at the moment of need enables you & your employees to focus on the core, you can now boost your adoption rates swiftly and simply with one easy tool.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Microsoft Office Picture Manager was included in Office 2003, 2007, and 2010, but not in Office 2013. Users had hopes that it would be in Office 2016/Office 365, but it is not. Fortunately, the same zero-cost technique that works to install it with …
My experience with Windows 10 over a one year period and suggestions for smooth operation
This Micro Tutorial will demonstrate the scrolling table in Microsoft Excel using the INDEX function.
Many functions in Excel can make decisions. The most simple of these is the IF function: it returns a value depending on whether a condition you describe is true or false. Once you get the hang of using the IF function, you will find it easier to us…

828 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question