Microsoft Excel Viewer help and info

  • Who is Microsoft Excel Viewer for?

    This program is for anyone who needs to see the information contained within a spreadsheet created on Microsoft Excel, but who does not own or have Excel installed.

  • How does it work?

    One you have installed Microsoft Excel Viewer, simply open the programme and navigate through the menu to find the location of the Excel files you have. Once selected, this programme will open them up allowing you to see the data they contain.

  • Can I edit Microsoft Excel Documents?

    This programme does not allow you to edit or create a new excel spreadsheet of your own. Think of this programme as like a picture viewer; it's not for creating a new picture or editing an existing one - it's just for viewing something you already have.

  • Do I need to own Microsoft Excel?

    No, you do not need to own Microsoft Excel to use the Excel Viewer, you just need files with the .xls or similar supported file extension.

  • What I can use the programme for?

    The main use of this programme will be the fast, reliable viewing of Excel Documents. As you will be able to view the information on screen you can transfer it manually to a spreadsheet in another programme,compare more than one spreadsheet at a time or just view a document quickly without having to open the whole Excel programme.

  • Is the Microsoft Excel Viewer Legal?

    Just being able to view Excel files does not mean you are breaking any copyright laws or somehow illegally accessing Microsoft Excel if you do not have it installed. This filer view just gives you a way to use Excel Spreadsheets without actually having to own the expensive Microsoft programmes which create them.

  • What operating system do I need?

    The current version of Microsoft Excel Viewer requires a Windows installation. It does not currently work on Macs, iOS, Android or Linux.

  • Is Microsoft Excel Viewer free?

    Yes! The programme is completely free, and with 1 million downloads you can be assured you are not the only person or business taking an interest in the app.

  • Is Microsoft Excel Viewer safe?

    There are absolutely no risks with this download. All downloads are tested and are 100% virus free. Furthermore, this programme is very simple and will not be making any big changes to your computer or its settings.

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