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    Ubuntu program to open/edit .xlr spread sheets

    I had to wipe all my windows stuff and install ubuntu today and now my girlfriend has to do some work in excel which is due tomorrow.

    Can any one recommend me a good program to open standard ms excel .xlr spreadsheets?

    I tried open office but it couldnt recognize the file type.

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    Re: Ubuntu program to open/edit .xlr spread sheets

    If you mean .xls then use the "Calc" application from Open Office. Open Calc and then navigate to the file and open it from within Calc, don't double-click on the .xls file and expec Calc to open it. There is no file-association with .xls extension.

    I use Calc and Excel all the time and switch formats between the two with ease.
    Last edited by Therion; June 19th, 2009 at 06:14 AM.

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    Re: Ubuntu program to open/edit .xlr spread sheets

    Open Office is great so I second that. If you're in a hurry or don't have a couple hundred MB of space handy, you could even use google docs. http://docs.google.com/

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    Re: Ubuntu program to open/edit .xlr spread sheets

    thanks guys the help was awesome!

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    Lightbulb Re: Ubuntu program to open/edit .xlr spread sheets

    For “.xlr” open/read try
    Python xlrd
    from command line via code:
    runxlrd
    Extract data from new and old Microsoft Excel spreadsheets on any platform. Pure Python (2.1 or later). Strong support for Excel dates. Unicode-aware.

    http://www.lexicon.net/sjmachin/xlrd.htm

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